This webinar is sponsored by the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) on April 11, 2017 from 2–3pm ET. Earn 1.0 AIA LU/HSW.
Architects have seemingly tried everything to create the ideal inpatient care unit, but which ones work best to increase nurses' direct patient care time? This session will present findings from a recent national-scope study of 20 different inpatient units with various typologies (racetracks, T's, L's, triangles, etc.). The study includes judgments of over 150 nurses who work in these units, correlated with their units’ design features. The findings show which support spaces are most critical to decentralize and to what degree, and which locations are optimum for medical record workstations. The research, supported by an Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation research grant, was performed by an integrated team of architects, nurse advisors and PhD.
After participating in this webinar attendees will:
1. Learn pros and cons for various planning models for inpatient units, for promoting efficiency
2. Understand which support spaces should be decentralized to support efficiency
3. Obtain 10 best practices for lean Inpatient unit design
4. Take away strategies for analysis of floor plans for nursing practice effectiveness for future use in design practice
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