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.
April 9, 2019: The AIA Academy of Architecture for Health and The Center for Health Design have created a substantial knowledge repository of research studies covering a range of topics that grows on a daily basis. This session covered the scope of the Knowledge Repository, and how to use it through a live demo.
March 12, 2019: This presentation explored the role that technology plays in the patient experience, staff experience, and healthcare operations. It also highlighted the interrelationship between the technology master plan and the facility master plan.