When it comes to designing facilities for the care of persons with dementia in the U.S., there are no codes, standards, or even robust guidelines to follow. This is a problem that AJ Thomas and his peers at Corgan have set out to create guidelines for inpatient and outpatient dementia-friendly healthcare design.
What Are Ligature Points and How Do You Identify Them?
Ligature points are a big concern for hospital emergency departments, behavioral health facilities, and even drug and alcohol treatment centers. Bathrooms in particular contain numerous potential ligature risks, which is why Whitehall developed the BestCare® line of plumbing fixtures and accessories.
Pandemic Prompts New Healthcare Design Trends
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!
Compact Sink/Eye Wash for New USP <800> Compliance
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.
Scott Holmes: Human-Centered Design & Patient Safety in Behavioral Healthcare
When confined by a limited budget, behavioral healthcare facilities often make compromises on design. BWBR’s Human-Centered Safety® approach is not only designed to speed recovery while keeping all parties safe, but also to ensure that small budgets don’t result in less than satisfactory outcomes.