Upcoming Webinar Explores the Challenge of Designing a Behavioral Healthcare Setting within an Emergency Department
August 28, 2014
11:00 am Pacific/2:00 pm Eastern
Behavioral health settings guided by strict safety design measures often result in spaces that are stark, plain, and isolated - potentially exacerbating environmental stressors and escalating already difficult patient situations. Acute care emergency settings have a particular set of challenges as EDs are predicting increased visits from behavioral health patients. As a result, designers and caregivers are tasked with providing solutions that meet the needs of a diverse behavioral health patient mix, while designing a space that is non-institutional and calming to patients.
The project team for the UnityPoint Health Emergency Department in Rock Island, IL, faced with the challenge of designing a behavioral health care setting, hypothesized that the creation of a Crisis
Stabilization Unit (CSU) with a “Living Room Concept” would provide a higher quality of care to patients while assisting in the staff’s ability to quickly consult and treat a diverse set of patients entering the ED.
During this webinar, Deborah A. Sheehan, ACHE, EDAC, LEED AP and
Jocelyn M. Stroupe, AAHID, IIDA, ASID, EDAC will:
Describe how to use integrated behavioral care delivery models to inform the facility design process
Determine the key measurable constructs to consider when planning a behavioral health facility project
Understand the facility design components for treating increased number of behavioral health patients in the ED
Identify the process issues inherent with addressing the care of behavioral health patient in the ED setting
To learn more about the webinar and for detailed biographies,
Did you miss last month's webinar, "Color for Healthcare Spaces - Using Science and Research to Select Surfaces, Lights and Patterns"?
Not to worry, you can find it in our on-demand webinar library.
New York - Join Us for a Healthcare Facility
Networking & Design Event (Pecha Kucha)
Thursday, September 18, 2014
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
4 Columbus Circle
New York, New York 10019
What's Pecha Kucha? It's an informal, energetic, creative, short format presentation, and it's what attendees to our New York Healthcare Facility Networking & Design event will experience. A short panel discussion will follow the "Innovations in Healthcare Design" Pecha Kuchas, (worth one EDAC/AIA credit), and we'll wrap up the evening with cocktails and hors
d’oeuvres overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park.Come meet and connect with CHD Affiliate members and the regional healthcare design community and watch a Pecha Kucha!
Other professionals can attend for a small donation of $40.
This event is FREE to CHD Affiliate Members, Sponsors and Sponsor Guests - please RSVP here.
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Jain Malkin, CID, AAHID, EDAC, is founder of the firm Jain Malkin Inc., a leader in the field of evidence-based design for healthcare facilities. The author of several books on healthcare design, she consults from her studio in La Jolla, California. Malkin serves on the board of The Center for Health Design and lectures widely on excellence in healthcare facility design.
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