The World Health Organization (WHO) states that “No adverse event should ever occur anywhere in the world if the knowledge exists to prevent it from happening.” (World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety Solutions, 2010) Adverse Events that Occur in Patient Rooms There are many adverse events that can occur in a patient’s room. […]
Evidence-based design (EBD) has become one of the fastest growing trends in healthcare development and design. Why? Because it incorporates design techniques that add tremendous value to the outcome of the patients, their experience, the hospital staff, and the hospital administration’s bottom line. In this particular case, the value is time.
There are dark days for everyone. Patients undergoing long-term treatments may have the darkest of them all. Fear of the unknown, losing the ability to live and work as you please, worry for your family and friends, and the ultimate fear of all, loss of life. This is a reality. These are the dark anxieties […]
How does your clinic, hospital, store or other public accommodation look from Google Earth, other internet sites or even a passing automobile? Have you ever heard of a Google Lawsuit or a Drive-By Lawsuit? It may sound controversial but there’s a new trend where individuals either drive by or simply use Google Earth, Street View […]
On March 1, 2017 OSHPD will enforce the controversial All-Gender Single-User Toilet Facilities legislation for new and existing facilities. All places of public accommodation which includes healthcare facilities need to change signs on single occupancy toilet room doors.
On January 1, 2017 OSHPD will be enforcing new accessibility changes in the California Building Code. The Division of the State Architect (DSA) compiled a summary of the changes in the attached PDF document. This document provides a brief overview of the changes to definitions (Chapter 2) and accessibility provisions (Chapter 11B), and includes new scoping and technical […]