Book Title: Design for Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach
Book Authors: D. Kirk Hamilton, Mardelle McCuskey Shepley
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom. Architectural Press of Elsevier, 2009
Chapter Title: Critical Care Design – Lessons Learned From 16 Years of SCCM Award Winning Designs
Chapter Authors: Charles D. Cadenhead, FAIA, FACHA, Diana C. Anderson, MD, MArch, LEED AP, Robert G. Uhlenhake, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP
Except: Beginning in 1992, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), and the American Institute of Architects/Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA/AAH), holds an annual SCCM Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Design Competition.
Each year at the SCCM Congress, awards are presented to the medial director and architect of the chosen winning unit. Each of the sponsoring organizations, composed of physicians, nurses and architects, is represented in judging competition entries, leading to the judging of selections by multi-professional perspectives. Over the history of the design competition, an impressive array of critical care units have been identified, all with varying attributes. The richness of information and best-practice examples that these winning designs offer encouraged a review of best-practices design trends. This analysis presents best-practice trends from the SCCM ICU Design Competition winners between 1992-2009.
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