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Top 6 Design Practices for Patient Care Units

Terry Thurston, R.N., BSN, MBADecember 14, 2017

Improving patient care through efficient medical-surgical unit design solutions

With increasing emphasis on quality, safety and profitability in today’s healthcare marketplace, industry leaders are intensifying their focus on design that supports effective operations. The objectives are to maximize staff efficiency by right-sizing and “right-fitting” patient care units with layouts that are efficient for nurses and the care team, to provide safe environments for patients and to foster collaborative team environments.

Design solutions for new and renovated medical-surgical units may be unique for each facility due to site and existing structure and footprints; however, they should enable efficient patient care by incorporating these key considerations..READ MORE