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Emergency Department (ED) Throughput

As hospitals and staff are overwhelmed with an influx of patients, overcrowding and long wait times continue to be problematic as hospitals struggle to get patients in and out of the ED. Using creative strategies to design flexibility into the built environment, hospital EDs can optimize operations and improve throughput while continuing to put the patient first. The full ED Throughput Toolbox will be available soon!

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August 2014 Webinar
This webinar explores how to: 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, and identify the process issues inherent with addressing the care of behavioral health patients in the ED setting. 
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April 2014 Webinar
This webinar explores how to: define lean and describe how lean principles may be utilized to improve emergency department design, describe examples from the case studies of the application of lean tools in the design of the emergency department, explore the results that are achieved through use of lean principles, and examine opportunities and challenges associated with incorporating lean into the design process.
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March 2014 Webinar
This webinar explores how to: understand the new guidelines that have resulted in a sharp increase in observation patients and beds nationwide, understand the different types of observation patients and bed placement options including decentralized patient placement, dedicated short-stay, clinical decision, and centralized observation units, know how to calculate projected future volumes using several different planning scenarios to determine appropriate bed needs, and understand the similarities and differences between an observation unit and a licensed inpatient unit in terms of layout and design of the patient, staff, and family zones, patient activities, clinical team workspace, support and family amenities required. 
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