11/10/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Track:Advancements in Evidence-Based Design Research


Steven Langston

Design Director

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Nathan McNeese

Assistant Professor, Human Centered Computing

Clemson University

Susan O’Hara

Assistant Professor School of Nursing

Clemson University

Robin Clark

Prinicpal and Founder

QMT Group

Session Description

What if you cannot afford a new ICU? This case study used ethnographic research and simulation modeling in four different ICU types to uncover huge impacts of a proposed design intervention with minor changes to patient, staffing, and technology neighborhoods. Presenters will then predict the future state of architectural design, interprofessional processes, and clinical “what-if”scenarios in one model offering recommendations for cost-conscious improvements in overall teamwork and design when there is no money for a new ICU. Preliminary results demonstrate that designing “neighborhoods” improves visibility and teamwork. See how ICU nursing care is universal, patient centered, and adaptive, whether in a 40-bed or six-bed ICU.