September 10, 2019: This presentation is a primer on Operating Room (OR) Turnover Time and its impact on the design, planning and operation of the HVAC systems that serve Operating Rooms. The intent of this presentation is to show how the design and operation of an OR HVAC system is impacted by the various stakeholders, starting with the users (i.e the OR staff), consultants and up to the C-Suite.
August 20, 2019: When Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) decided to expand their Behavioral Health service line in Eastern Virginia, they engaged Array Architects to help them imagine the project. Our team worked to understand and develop both the clinical and design goals for the project to create a dignified and unique experience for patients. Through a series of exercises, including current and future state mapping, site visits, and experience mapping, the team refined the approach for the planning, design and clinical services of the project to conceptualize a transformative facility.
July 9, 2019: A multi-year research project focused on designing preoperative and postoperative workspaces in ambulatory surgical environments, included in-depth case studies, the development of a macro-ergonomic assessment, and a virtual reality (VR) research study evaluating three distinct preoperative room designs to determine which room best supports nursing work performance. This presentation covered key findings from this process, including how to leverage VR to objectively evaluate user interactions with the environment.
June 11, 2019: This course is for those who have a limited to moderate knowledge of medical equipment planning for healthcare facilities. Attendees will leave with an understanding of current best practices and future trends as it relates to the field of medical equipment planning.
May 14, 2019: USP 797, USP 795 and USP 800 have been going through revisions and will be mandated to be in place by December 1, 2019. The final versions will be in hand by April 1, 2019. This session reviewed these changes and provided a background to address the client’s needs. It included an overview of USP Standards and why they are applicable to hospital pharmacy design in general, and in particular to sterile compounding, which occurs in every hospital in the country.