Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2015

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personalize their space. Sleep sofas with tablet arms, storage or built-in adjustable-height tables with power outlets can provide useful surfaces for working while with the patient. Wall-mounted and folding chairs can provide extra seating when needed without taking up valuable fl oor space when stored. Modular cabinetry that appears to be built-in millwork, provides storage and display space for patients that can be easily removed if the room's function changes in the future. Incorporating technology functions to meet individual and staf needs with monitors accessible to patients while in bed allows email communication, movie watching and ordering meals for the day. Patient room connectivity gives the physician the ability to display central registration, kiosks can streamline the patient registration process, and reduce overall wait times for fi rst patient contact with staf . Plus-size seating Universal seating can support the heavier weight limits; by not dif- ferentiating seats for larger guests, hospitals can help to promote patient dignity beginning with the waiting room experience. In both inpatient and outpatient waiting areas, specify- ing seating to support weight ranges from 500 to 750 pounds (and up to 1,000 pounds) per seat can address concerns if suf cient "plus-size" seats have been provided. Good plus-size seating has a substantial chair substructure metal framework, providing strength and durability, with arms, legs, seat and back cushions attached to the metal frame as modular components. If any component is damaged or needs re- placement, new parts can be ordered and switched onsite, thus reducing maintenance and increasing furniture longevity. Patient rooms In the patient room, furniture's multi-functionality is essential in creating zones to accommodate family members and friends, patient advocates and care partners. Adaptable seating allows families to X-ray images or provide patient educational materials from tablet, bedside monitor or fl at-screen TV on a footwall across from the patient bed for easy viewing. Wall-mounted glass patient care information (white) boards are highly cleanable and long lasting. Infection prevention of surface materials and furniture must be considered before specifying. New faux leather graf ti-proof upholstery materials feel less clinical, providing a warm textured feeling, and are highly cleanable for better infection control and furniture longevity. Wood-look fi nishes available for use on furniture, arm caps, tabletops, wall trim and headwall panels in 3-D laminates provide the warmth of real wood but with superior infection control and durability. furniture & casework Modular Lounge Seating Built for Versatility Attessa from Stance Health- care is modular lounge seating and tables designed to suit a wide range of spaces. The straight lines, graceful curves and versatile components can be confi gured for environ- ments grand and expansive THE WELL- APPOINTED PATIENT ROOM This Eskenazi Hospital patient room Incorporates and supports technology for patient care, accommodates overnight guests on a built-in sofa with storage, lightweight movable lounge chair and ottoman, providing fl exibility of use and adaptability to the room by family members. Spotlight For more information on these products, visit Metal Furniture Accommodates Variety of Patients, Settings KI's new Soltíce Metal Collection's thin visual profi les and lightness of scale provide a fresh perspective to metal-frame designs. The collection features lounge seating, guest and multiple seating (including bariatric seating, tested to comfortably and safely support up to 750 pounds), patient seating and occasional tables. Following the principles of Evidence-Based Design, the collec- tion offers elevated seat heights and easy-to-grasp extended arm caps. It can be easily reconfi gured and adjusted to accommodate a range of people and uses in various healthcare settings. ID#100 Solid Surface Nightstand Boasts Style, Function A custom piece created for Cannon Design, the Mono- lith solid surface night- stand by Shield Casework, showcases minimalistic style and sleek curvature. The nightstand is both attractive and functional, making patient rooms more comfortable and benefi ting any healthcare facility with its durability and ease in cleaning. Solid surface drawers with a minimal side seam wrap a melamine interior designed to store everything. White solid surface handles and locking casters complete this nightstand. ID#101 22 Medical Construction & Design | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2015 | MCDM AG.COM

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