CHOOSE SITE

11/9/2020 9:45 – 10:45 AM

Track:Behavioral Health Practices

Type:1

Dickens Precil

Senior Equipment Planner

US Army Health Facility Planning Agency, Office of the Army Surgeon General

Colleen Darmody

Senior Clinical Planner

US Army Health Facility Planning Agency, Office of the Army Surgeon General

Glenn Marsh

Director, Project Planning & Support Division

US Army Health Facility Planning Agency, Office of the Army Surgeon General

Session Description

For Military Health System Behavioral Health (BH) Care facilities, it is essential to design a safe, functional, therapeutic, and aesthetically pleasing, noninstitutional environment that “normalizes life” for patients, staff, and visitors throughout the world. Participants will be familiarized with the Military Health System (MHS) approach to designing a BH environment with emphasis on evidence-based design patient safety interventions for reducing self-harm and harm to other patients and supporting staff safety. Case studies from a variety of locations will provide examples and lessons learned as the MHS continues to improve its BH facility program through design layout; mitigation of episode triggers; and outfitting of individual provider offices, group rooms, and telehealth space.