Emergency Department Design — Ebook

A Practical Guide to Planning for the Future

Authors : Jon Huddy ,
Publication : 2017-06-27
Language : English
Pages : 111
Publisher : American College of Emergency Physicians
ISBN : 9780998891217
Categories : Medical / Education & Training, Medical / Critical Care, Medical / Allied Health Services / Emergency Medical Services

This digital edition of Emergency Department Design: A Practical Guide to Planning for the Future emphasises on lean operations, innovative approaches, operational and physical redesign, wireless technology, safety and security, designing for special populations, and design alternatives to achieve efficiency, effectiveness, and sound clinical practice. 27 new projects have been added to the expanded case studies section – all designed to solve specific problems and meet specific needs, such as behavioral health, historic preservation, lean processing, “no wait,” overcrowding, physician-directed patient flow, privacy, surge capacity, threat mitigation, wayfinding, and more.

What’s in it?

  • Introduction: An Architect’s Retrospective
  • Preparing to Lead and Internal Team-Building
  • Project Delivery Options and Selecting Your Consultants, Designers, and Builders
  • Project Justification and Needs Assessment
  • Scope Definition
  • The Design Puzzle: Pieces and Parts
  • Design Components, Configurations, and Considerations
  • Pediatric, Geriatric, and Freestanding Emergency Departments and Clinical Decision Units
  • Wrap-Up: Imagine the Long-Range Future of Emergency Department Design
  • Case Studies

What’s new?

  • Emphasis on lean operations
  • Innovative approaches to streamlining patient throughput
  • How operational redesign affects physical redesign
  • How wireless technologies affect patient care
  • New safety and security concerns
  • Design considerations for special populations – pediatrics, geriatrics, behavioral health, bariatric patients
  • Design alternatives to achieve efficiency, effectiveness, and sound clinical practice
  • Freestanding emergency departments
  • New design and construction delivery methods
  • Expanded case studies section – 27 new projects from your peers and design professionals across the country – all designed to solve specific problems and meet specific needs, such as behavioral health, historic preservation, lean processing, “no wait,” overcrowding, physician-directed patient flow, privacy, surge capacity, threat mitigation, wayfinding, and more

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