Health care facilities are unique and have clearly defined characteristics based on the needs of the facility or population being served. Poor design may lead to staff, visitor, or patient stress. In large facilities, inability to find a department may lead to frustrations and disorientation for older patients. Poor layout may also lead to staff inefficiencies or fines because of failure to meet regulatory requirements.
Using ToolWire® MedSpace®, create a floor plan of the facility that you selected in the Week Two Facility Selection and Research assignment. You will add to your floor plan each week. The final floor plan is due in Week Five.
Include the following environmental design elements:
§ Waiting areas
§ Other related structural components
§ Customer service and amenities
§ Reception desk, bathroom, shower, vending machine, etc.
§ Patient consultation areas
§ Clinical support areas
§ Nurses station, charting areas, etc.
§ Administrative offices
§ Building support
§ Laundry, generator facilities, housekeeping, etc.
§ Diagnostic and treatment space equipment and location
§ Mechanical equipment
§ Space for laboratory equipment, radiology equipment, gases like oxygen, and suctions
Save your design after it is completed.
Email the design to your instructor.
Write a 350- to 700-word summary that includes the following:
§ Describe what steps you will take to complete your floor plan.
§ During your previous experience with ToolWire® MedSpace® in Week One and Week Two, describe successes or failures you may experience while building this floor plan.
§ Describe what you hope to learn while designing this facility.
Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.
Cite at least 2 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references.
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