Facility Designing around Patient Safety and its Effect on Nursing

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Executive SummaryRather than looking at the flaws in the design of the health care system when errors occur, blame is often directed at the caregivers.One community hospital recognized the opportunity to improve patient safety through facility design.Safety-driven design principles were developed including designs to minimize the most prominent serious, precarious events.Safety design changes to the nursing environment were aimed at creating a safe, efficient, patient-centered environment.

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