2 Keys to Patient Room Design | Improve Operation + Increase Revenue
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Healthcare Development Trends | 2 Keys to Patient Room Design

1.  Improve Operations

2.  Increase Revenue

Evaluating the Modern Hospital Patient Room

The past decade has witnessed so many social, technological and economic alterations, renovations and revolutions that a new norm has emerged in healthcare. What became apparent was the need for collaboration, consistency and superior systems of internal and external communications for a number of issues, from basic infection control to valuable physician and nursing resources.

Research is an academic process confirming and refining existing knowledge. It generates new knowledge and affects practice in all areas, and none may be more important than the patient floorAs you make bed additions and renovations, it is an opportunity to think critically as to whether you really need that additional square footage.  What does it gain for you in terms of operational improvements or revenue increase? Does a renovation provide an opportunity to adapt to modern practices?

Hospital Room Design

4 Hospital Patient Room Layouts and the Pros + Cons of Each

A. Midboard Patient Room

Pros

  • Back to back toilets
  • Rectangular Rooms
  • Maximum patient visibility
  • Maximum exterior views
  • More family space

 

Cons

  • Toilet room travel distance
  • ADA accessibility
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Midboard Patient Floor Plate: 885 s.f.

B. Inboard Patient Room

Pros

  • Staff/Housekeeping Access
  • Designated staff space
  • Maximum exterior views
  • Better defined family space

 

Cons

  • Reduced patient visibility
  • Patient access to toilet in main circulation path
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Inboard Patient Floor Plate: 831 s.f.

C. Outboard Patient Room

Pros

  • Patient visibility
  • Patient closer to staff
  • Opportunity for designated staff space

 

Cons

  • Reduced exterior views
  • Smaller family space
  • Housekeeping access to toilet
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Outboard Patient Floor Plate: 834 s.f.

D. Same-Hand Patient Room

Pros

  • Repetition equals reduction in medical errors
  • Patient access to toilet
  • Reduced sound transmission, no head to head arrangement
  • Potential for designated staff area
  • Ability to slant bed orientation

 

Cons

  • Increase in plumbing, electrical and medical gas cost.
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Same-Hand Patient Floor Plate: 846 s.f.

Communication through Design

One thing that successful teams have in common is the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively and openly. Health care is no different. We understand that every doctor has different operational needs, and we have resources to estimate construction cost vs return on investment for 187 different unit cost categories.

CMArchitects PLLC specializes in healthcare related design and we understand that construction cost and operational capacity both affect comfort of care. We have over 30 years of experience effectively working with the management leaders for successful projects.

 

Author: Tom Carnell

 

Resources: CDC, IHI and Vendrome Healthcare