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Insights & Solutions

Product / Project Innovation Highlights
September 2020 Product / Project Innovation Highlights
A unique solution that retrofits existing panic device trim to create a ligature resistant door opening. Ideal for adapting original panic device components with non-compliant trim, the LR-EX Series upgrades panic device openings to meet safety standards without affecting the rating of existing trim.
Product / Project Innovation Highlights
September 2020 Product / Project Innovation Highlights
Prodigy™ is designed and engineered to overcome the daunting challenge of creating a humanized environment without sacrificing safety, security and long-term performance.
Podcast
September 2020 Podcast
In this podcast, Lesa discusses her research project, “Investigating the Impact of Multisensory Environments on Behavior for Veterans with Dementia.” Lesa shares, “That research project was a labor of the heart.
Webinar
August 2020 Webinar
This webinar explores key design strategies and best practices for creating great environments for aging in place. From principles of universal design and biophilia to the role of technology and building materials, multiple elements of successful environments will be discussed. Presenters will also address some of the hurdles in creating effective environments for aging in place, including licensing and staffing, and will examine a case study of one operator’s unique approach. Participants will walk away from this session with more tools for creating environments for aging in place.
Webinar
August 2020 Webinar
This webinar will tell their story and participants will learn how, through a phased project approach,  the team allowed for flexibility and growth for the future.
Webinar
August 2020 Webinar
In response to the COVID-19 global health crisis, the healthcare industry is finding ways to innovate its practice and engage with patients from a distance. Virtual care is playing a much larger role in triaging patients to promote social distancing and keep hospitals and clinics from becoming overwhelmed. In a time of rapid expansion and the need for quick deployment, some very simple design tips can help you make the most of your virtual care spaces. This webinar will explore those innovations that are being deployed for the near term and for the future.
Podcast
August 2020 Podcast
In this second podcast, Jennifer responds to the question, “What specific design changes will we see in the hospital and healthcare setting?”  with, “I like to think about anything I don’t like as a patient because I know if I hate it, other people will hate it.
Slidecast
August 2020 Slidecast

Freihoefer, K., Lindval, S., Bayramzadeh, S., & Hanson, L. (2019). Implications of a Decentralized Postpartum Unit Design and Clinical Operations. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, in press.

While there are many healthcare design studies on the effect of decentralized design in acute care, this appears to be the first study to look at how the layout supports postpartum care. Methods included shadowing, a staff survey, HCAHPS scores, and acoustical readings. Nurses spent the majority of their shift with mom and baby patients, and a little over one third of their time charting. Despite the significant amount of time charting, in the course of 25 hours of shadowing, there was only one occasion when a nurse used a decentralized charting station. The study shows the need for transition planning – as a new decentralized environment does not mean there will automatically be new decentralized behavior.