Two distinct healthcare design trends have appeared over the last year and a half. First is a need for flexible spaces and modular design to better meet communities’ changing requirements, and second is a systems approach to infection prevention. Read on for details and real-life examples!
Infection Control & Prevention
USP <800> details various safety procedures and requirements related to the handling of hazardous drugs. A hand washing sink and eyewash station must now be available in any environment where HDs are being compounded, a potential challenge when space is limited.
Whitehall is partnering with W.D. Manor to bring the industry’s only prefabricated modular dialysis box to market. This all-inclusive unit is designed with patient safety and the needs of healthcare facilities, designers, and construction teams top of mind.
Read our interview with Michele Cohen, principal at NORR, and get her take on addressing the design challenges brought on by the rise of patients presenting with mental health issues at hospital Emergency Departments.
We have always advocated for the importance of washing hands regularly with soap and water, but it has become an even more urgent matter in the wake of the pandemic. We’d like to take this opportunity to raise awareness of the discrepancies in the availability of basic hand washing facilities and materials worldwide.