These units have to do a lot of heavy lifting in today’s hospital environment, calling for designers to rethink existing models to better facilitate team-based care, streamline operations, and provide future flexibility.
According to a recent study, medication errors cause up to 400,000 drug-related injuries in hospitals each year. How can designers aid hospitals in addressing the issue of medication errors? Creating spaces with improved point-of-care storage and distribution is one way to do just that.
Cooper University Hospital reviewed the workings of its existing medical/surgical units to fuel new ideas and approaches to nursing stations, in-room computer stations, and collaboration spaces for two new floors at the Roberts Pavilion.