101: Medical Imaging
This program will help attendees gain an understanding of the complexity of planning a medical imaging facility, taking into account the needs of patients, staff, faculty and the imaging equipment itself; understand how to organize and manage the planning of such an architectural project; understand current imaging techniques, image management systems, and trends and developments in imaging technology and how all these will affect design and planning. Presented on February 19, 2008. PDF Handout
101: Maternal Care
Maternal Care examines the basic elements and the nuances of planning a hospital maternity (birth) facility.
Presented on April 8, 2008. PDF Handout 1 | PDF Handout 2
In this installment, James G. Easter, Jr., FAAMA, Principal and Director Planning and Programming for HFR Design and Gary Vance, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, Senior Director of Facility Planning for BSA LifeStructures, provide a complete overview of programming as it relates to healthcare design. Presented June 17, 2008. PDF Handout
101: Acute Care
This webinar will give the beginning medical planner a basic understanding of key elements in the design of acute care patient units and rooms: types of patient units and rooms and their criteria for design; key operational factors in patient unit and room design; how important issues such as visibility, privacy and family involvement shape design. Plus, project examples with innovative design approaches. Presented on September 3, 2008.
101: Intensive Care
This webinar will give the beginning medical planner a basic understanding of key elements in the design of intensive care patient units and rooms: defining intensive care, key operational factors in patient unit and room design, physical requirements like adjacency to other departments, design of ancillary spaces, model of care and impacts on design and project examples with innovative design approaches. Presented on September 17, 2008.
101: Surgery Part I - Planning the Surgical Department
The first session of the two part webinar will examine the basic flow and planning of the surgical department. The presenters will identify the programmatic components necessary for a well-designed surgical department as well as other hospital departments which support the surgical process. As with the other departments of the hospital, surgical regulations and codes affect the design layout and flow. These regulations and codes will be reviewed as they apply to patients (both inpatients and outpatients), staff and materials. Presented on December 9, 2008.
101: Surgery Part II - Designing Operating and Procedure Rooms
The second session of the two part webinar will go more in depth behind the sterile line and focus on the operating and procedure rooms. The presenters will review the design and code requirements of these rooms and some of the equipment that is required. Similar to the surgical department itself, the flow of the patients, staff and materials within these operating and procedure rooms, affect the design layout. Because of the variety of specialized procedures and equipment, some of the surgical rooms will vary in layout, size and equipment needs. Examples of these differences will be reviewed. Presented on December 16, 2008.