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    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2011 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to improve the patient and visitor experience in the Emergency Department (ED) waiting room of a large community hospital with long wait times by introducing evidence-based art. To analyze the effect of art through rigorous research.
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2011 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project: to have the family-focused program at this case study site was to design and improve safety and quality to meet the specific needs of patients, their families, and staff.
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2011 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to conduct research that will: identify the needs of cancer patients while undergoing infusion treatment, develop potential environmental design solutions to fulfill the needs, and validate significant environmental design strategies for infusion patient care and satisfaction. 
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2011 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to improve infection control flow patterns and to reduce surgery room turn around time.
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2011 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to become a landmark facility for the delivery of outpatient services in Canada and a model of best practice and clinical integration for current and future residents of Surrey, British Columbia. To create an elder-friendly facility catering to the needs of Surrey’s growing multicultural community.
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2011 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to design nurse servers and charting stations in patient rooms that would allow the caregivers to stay close to the patient’s bedside. By reducing the travel distance required to gather supplies and equipment and walk to the nurse station to chart, nurses would have more time to provide direct patient care.
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2011 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to strategically renew a 20-year old facility and maximize resources allocated to the new expansion while enhancing patient care and staff experience throughout both areas. To improve staff work environment and patient health outcomes through access to daylight and views, minimization of travel distances, and efficient patient room configuration and care stations.
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2011 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to create a highly realistic participatory learning experiences in an environment that does not involve an actual patient. This method of teaching is rapidly becoming a new standard in both primary and continuing education for health professionals. The intent is to improve learning experiences through improved personal and technical skills and interdisciplinary team communications in an environment designed and built around current evidence-based medicine, evidence-based practice and evidence-based design knowledge.
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2011 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to improve efficiency, safety, and satisfaction for both patients and staff with the design of a new bed tower for the hospital, a place where patients get better and where staff wishes to work.
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2011 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to: during early programming phases, St. Anthony Hospital leadership made the commitment to use an evidence-based design process, and the following planning objectives were established: clear patient wayfinding, distinct separation of inpatient/service flow versus public/visitor flow, patient access to clinical services, clear access to primary patient service entrances, staff operational efficiencies, reduction of falls and injuries, and visibility across the patient unit within the support core.