E39 The Medical Behavioral Unit: Enhancing Patient Safety and Experience Through Design
- Room: Sarasota 1-3
- Session Number:E39
Sunday, November 12, 2017: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
With no known precedent, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia pursued a vision to develop a new pediatric patient care unit: one that would meet the requirements and licensure of an acute care unit, but would provide a safe and supportive environment for patients with a comorbid developmental, behavioral, or psychiatric diagnosis. A multidisciplinary team worked together to envision, plan, and design an environment to support a new model of care for this unique population. Key elements of the project—a remodel of an existing unit—include patient, family, and staff health; circadian lighting; biophilic design; and safety.
Learning ObjectivesHear the about the patient needs that drove the development of the MBU concept. Identify what unique programmatic and design elements differentiate the MBU from a typical acute care unit. Explore how circadian lighting is implemented to improve patient and staff health and well-being. Summarize the unique model of care and design developed for the MBU.