Medical Construction & Design

MAR-APR 2018

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52 Medical Construction & Design | M A RCH /A PR IL 2018 | MCDM AG.COM applications, case studies & best practices s Products Florida Hospital is a 2,741-bed, acute-care facility that serves Greater Orlando and Central Florida. With a strong focus on neonatal care, Florida Hospital for Children has treated more than 9,700 neonatal patients in the last 10 years. Its goal: to be one of the lead- ing NICUs in the nation. The hospital staff knew that to achieve such an ambitious goal, they needed more than the latest medical technology; they also needed a whole new workplace design based on developmental care. To create the new NICU, the hospital teamed up with Dräger through its Florida Hospital Alliance & Innovation eXchange — where the hospital and industry partners work together to positively impact patient outcomes. The NICU had been using a neonatal headwall from another manufacturer, but were dissatisfi ed with the distance be- tween the columns and the fact that it was not confi gurable. But the biggest issue was poor ergonomics, which made it diffi cult for clinicians to access patients and there was no dedicated space for family. Because research shows that family par- ticipation provides signifi cant benefi ts for pre-term babies — including better mental health outcomes, decreased length of stay and enhanced parent-infant bonding, Dräger NICU experts focused on creating a family centered care solution. That solution came fi rst in the form of the GeminaDUO vertical wall-mounted system. This ergonomic system improves NICU workfl ow by placing critical connec- tions and components within easy reach of caregivers. It was confi gured to create a dedicated family space. Lighting options provide high-quality light sources for examination and allow caregivers to safely navigate at night. Secondly, the Ponta ceiling beam system provides an optimal solution for dual ECMO/NICU room by improving use of the workspace for interventional procedures and ancillary equipment. The dedicated sides of the Ponta allow clinical teams to emulate the design of the GeminaDUO room, making the transition from ECMO to NICU seamless. Thirdly, the Babyleo TN500 IncuWarmer bed replicates in-utero conditions as closely as possible. Babyleo provides thermoregulation during open, closed and transitional care, supports automatic weaning of the baby from the incubator and lowers sound and light levels. Easy height adjustments and knee pockets facilitate kangaroo mode to sup- port parent-baby bonding. To create an optimal space, the hos- pital brought a cross-functional team to the Dräger Design Centers in Luebeck, Germany and Telford, Pennsylvania for workshopping sessions. Using recom- mended medical equipment and Dräger design tools, such as 3-D modeling, the new workfl ow and confi guration were simulated in the design center. After the initial visit, a mock-up of the NICU plan and equipment was set up at the hospital so the design could be fi ne-tuned onsite. The result was a dedicated family space, which includes: > Improved workfl ows that clearly delin- eate clinical areas from family space > Enhanced care through standard- ized placement and use of consistent technologies and therapy devices in all rooms The success of this project was due to outstanding collaboration and communica- tion between Florida Hospital and Dräger as the technology provider. The hospital is embarking on a study to determine the eff ect of the new NICU environment on patient outcomes. Visit Florida Hospital for Children wanted to expand its older Level III NICU from 82 to 102 beds to accommodate a growing need for neonatal services. The hospital worked closely with Dräger to create an innovative, family centered NICU that can grow and adapt as future needs change. > Dräger Gemin- aDUO Wall-Mounted System with Babyleo IncuWarmer Family centered design at Florida Hospital for Children NICU Advancing Care for Tiniest Patients TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SYSTEMS

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