Francis (Frank) Murdock Pitts is the founding partner and president of architecture+. He has more than 30 years of experience in the planning and design of psychiatric healthcare facilities for special populations, long-term care, and secure institutions. He’s a leader of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health and the American College of Healthcare Architects. He previously served on the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospital and Health Care Facilities committee.
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The Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) Toolkit is:
a proactive process that can mitigate risk
a discussion prompt for a multidisciplinary team
an evidence-based design (EBD) approach to identify solutions.
The SRA targets six areas of safety (infections, falls, medication errors, security, injuries of behavioral health, and patient handling) as required in the FGI Guidelines.
WHY USE THIS SRA?
EDAC Advocate Firm Project ∘
The goal of this project was to embody integration and openness, to provide a safe and welcoming environment for long-term mental health patients, and to promote healing and independence for patients in their recovery journeys.
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