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11/3/2019 10:45 – 11:45 AM

Track:Advancements in Evidence-Based Design Research

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Sheila DePaola

NURSING OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

PARKLAND HOSPITAL

Minakshi Raj

University of Michigan

Renae Rich

Research Analyst

HDR

Juliet Rogers

President

Blue Cottage of CannonDesign

Session Description

The trend of designing decentralized nurses’ stations is hypothesized to increase nurse time at the bedside and improve quality of care. However, little is known about the impact of decentralization on communication and teamwork. As part of a post-occupancy study at the new Parkland Hospital, one objective was to understand how decentralized nursing models affect opportunities for vicarious learning amongst nurses. This session presents empirical findings from a mixed-methods study examining perspectives from nursing personnel following the move to the new hospital. Considerations for future decentralized designs, such as suggestions for improving staff retention and satisfaction, and additional characteristics that support observational and vicarious learning, will be discussed.