Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2018

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24 Medical Construction & Design | J U LY/AUGUST 2018 | MCDM AG.COM In addition, wider entrance doors make it easier to move patients in and out of the room, especially when life support equipment and/or clinicians accompany the bed. Wider doors, especially when they swing out toward the corridor, block more wall space and push PPE items further away from the entrance. Electronic health records allow for decentralized documentation stations, which compete for locations immediately adjacent to the room entrance. And inside the room, hand-washing stations immediately adjacent to the door utilize wall space, pushing PPE items away from the entrance. Designs that emphasize patient experience tend to remove clinical items from view or make it challenging for 70% Decrease percentage of some targeted HAIs if healthcare facilities are aware of infection problems and take preventive measures. — 1976 Year fi rst Ebola virus disease appeared — Infection Control ISSUE FOCUS 1 2 BY THE NUMBERS

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