When designing a new intensive care unit or refitting an older ward with more modern equipment, getting it right can make a world of difference. But it can be challenging to meet the needs of all the personnel who walk through the doors every day, including nurses and technical staff members, doctors, and hospital managers.
And then there are, of course, the needs of the patients. It’s evident that all these needs can range widely. Here, neonatal care providers can find a selection of resources that focus on infrastructure solutions and design.
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Dr. Robert White explains why NICU design is so critical for the infant and their development as well as for the family and staff. He focuses on the the sensory environment and the implications that it has for NICU design.
Designing and building a new NICU with single family rooms. Hear about the process, challenges and learnings directly from a neonatologist, nurse and architect who were a part of the core team at the Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto.
Lynne Wilson-Orr provides her expert insights and contributions to this NICU design. She talks about her role within this team, how the project evolved and what she learned along the way.
Learn how the “Agostino Gemelli” University Hospital in Rome rebuilt and reequipped their unit from the ground up. A lot of the success is attributed to a partnership with a manufacturer in the beginning of the planning process. Now staff and parents are very happy with the new unit which opened in 2013.
Configuring an individualized 3D rendering is a great way to test our your design ideas. You can contact a Draeger representative for a consultation to learn more here.