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Understanding Healthcare Design: Designing Patient Care Spaces that Work

Understanding Healthcare Design: Designing Patient Care Spaces that Work

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Published by: Children's National Medical Center on Jul 08, 2009
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Understanding Healthcare Design – Designing Spaces that Work
Jesus Cepero, MSN, MPA, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President, Critical Care and Heart InstituteChildren’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Rose Szeles, MS, RN, NE-BC
Manager Professional Nursing PracticeChildren’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
“First, we shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us.” 
Winston Churchill 
 
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So–the stakes are high, the overarching desire is toget it right!
Objectives
Identify phases of healthcare design.
Describe the nurse’s role in phases ofhealthcare design.
Use the evidence of healthcare design inpromoting the environment of healing.
Examine the impact of the environment onpatient safety.
 
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Objectives cont.
Relate the impact of the environmentaldesign on staff and patient satisfaction.
Examine the influence of healthcare designon patient care.
Examine current trends in healthcaredesign.
18
th
century facilities called “almshouse”,
Mainly served indigent, orphanages, sickwho had no place to go
Benjamin Franklin co-found PennsylvaniaHospital in 1752, UPenn now the Nation’sFirst Hospital –to replace almshouse toserve the poor and needy
History of Hospitals

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