Covid-19 Update

11/9/2020 9:45 – 10:45 AM

Track:Advancements in Evidence-Based Design Research


Shannon Haynes

Patient Care Manager NICU/NACU

KY Children’s Hospital

Kevin Real


University of Kentucky

Joshua Santiago

Graduate (LTJ) Fellow & Teaching Assistant

University of Kentucky

Lindsey Fay

Associate Professor

University of Kentucky

Session Description

The goal of this research was to understand how the NICU built environment can influence care practices such as staff communication, teamwork, efficiency, patient privacy and satisfaction, and patient care processes. This presentation will share outcomes from a pre- and post-occupancy evaluation that assessed a NICU moving from an open-bay model to a new unit that implemented the single-family room design at an academic medical center. This interdisciplinary research team draws upon the practical expertise of a NICU patient care manager, as well as the experience of researchers in design and communication, to illuminate the research process, results, and lessons learned.