This 2-day two-day course will explore how 'Design meets Process' to create successful, well-run emergency departments. The faculty of architects and medical professionals will engage in active discussions on contemporary thinking about designs that promote engagement with the patient, patient safety and comfort, and a high degree of efficiency. Course topics include:
-Case studies from US and Europe
-Observation unit design
-How design can support patient flow/throughput
-Planning ahead: designing for the increasing aging population
-Staff work space/workstations
-Conceptual aspects of design - How big? How space is divided etc.
-Case studies of effective ED design will be explored and students will complete a group project to put concept into practice.
This program is appropriate for and relevant to the practice of physicians, nurses, administrators, architects, and IEDLI participants. It will provide the rare opportunity to hold active discussions among professional groups (medical and administrative professionals and design professionals) and in its prior iterations has been praised for the collaborative nature of the presentations and discussion. ED leaders who are considering new facilities will find each lecture exceptionally relevant to different aspects of the design of that facility.
October 26 and 27, 2013 | Florence, Italy