Jeff Mural is an architect at LS3P with 20 years of experience on a variety of projects. His particular expertise is in Behavioral Healthcare, for which he has planned or designed over 1.6 million square feet, for both his prior and current firms, on projects throughout the eastern part of North America.
Jeff Mural’s specific expertise is patient safety in a psychiatric hospital. While working for architecture+, Jeff was instrumental in developing the Patient Safety Standards for the New York State Office of Mental Health, which has been used as a guide for designing both new construction and renovations of psychiatric hospitals across the country. As project manager he personally tested and evaluated over 200 products for safe use in a psychiatric hospital; because of this, he has unique insight on how to design safe, therapeutic, and normative spaces for patients.
Inside you will learn about: the challenges in identifying best practices in the built environment for behavioral healthcare; where architects and designers can start when working on projects for behavioral health facilities; and the differences between behavioral health and medical settings.
When we design healthcare facilities, we may not always have a complete understanding of how we can proactively design for safety and account for risk beyond fire and life safety. How can we more effectively consider safety issues like infections, falls, medication errors, injuries associated with patient handing or behavioral health, and security? This webinar introduces the new, easier to use, online interface for The Center’s Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) toolkit, a proactive and systematic approach to designing and renovating healthcare facilities for safety. Originally developed through research and consensus to support the requirements of the FGI Guidelines, The Center's research team will walk you through the why, what, and how of each part of the online SRA toolkit illustrating features with vignettes gathered from the testing process.
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