11/10/2020 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Track:Advancements in Evidence-Based Design Research
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.