Presentation Title: Finding Respite in the Moment: Designing for Clinical Staff
Event: 31st Annual Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Seminar
Presentation Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Event Location: Orlando, FL
Healthcare design has evolved around patient-centered care and health outcomes related to the built environment. However, clinicians face increasing workload demands and a shift in this design model is needed in order to understand the impact of space on staff efficiency, job satisfaction and multidisciplinary teamwork. Healthcare staff members utilize these areas for countless consecutive hours, working both day and night shifts. Dr. Anderson’s presentation will explain the necessity of providing staff respite areas inside the domains of the health care facility. These areas should be connected to the exterior environment to provide regenerative spaces to regain the perspective necessary for adequate care giving.
- Understand the medical staff experience, including design and layout requirements to accommodate movement patterns and space needs.
- Explore the spaces needed for staff emotional support during intense periods of training, for those who serve on the front lines of patient care.
- Gain an understanding of successful environmental components promoting staff efficiency and multidisciplinary care.
- Describe the work hour restrictions currently underway within medical training programs across North America, changing the way physicians practice and gain an understanding of how this change affects space and design requirements.
The sketch demonstrates the change towards a shift-work model for physicians, where work periods are regulated and hand-offs of patient information take place more frequently.