HCS 446 Week 4 Facility Planning – Final Floor Plan: Part 1

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HCS 446 Week 4 Facility Planning –
Final Floor Plan: Part 1

Read the following information:

Health care facilities are unique and have clearly
defined characteristics based on the needs of the facility or population being
served. Poor design may lead to staff, visitor, or patient stress. In large
facilities, inability to find a department may lead to frustrations and
disorientation for older patients. Poor layout may also lead to staff
inefficiencies or fines because of failure to meet regulatory requirements.

Completea floor plan of the facility that you
selected in Week One. Indicate if this will be a new facility or the renovation
of an existing structure. If it is a new or existing structure, also explain
why the renovation or new facility is needed.

Open the template you chose from week one in
MedSpace®. From that point, you will be able to modify the template and add the
information listed below.

Using your MedSpace® template, focus on the
following environmental design elements:

  • The health
    care structure such as walls, doors, hallways, waiting areas, and related
    structural components

  • Diagnostic
    and treatment space equipment and location

  • Customer
    service and amenities, such as the reception desk, bathroom, shower, vending
    machine, and so forth

  • Clinical
    support areas, such as nurse's station, charting areas, and so forth

  • Physician or
    dentist office space for patient consultation

  • Administrative

  • Building
    support, such as laundry, generator facilities, housekeeping, and so forth

  • Mechanical
    equipment, such as space for laboratory equipment, radiology equipment,
    gases such as oxygen, and suctions

  • Color and
    noise elements

  • Regulatory
    elements such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration and ADA

  • Other
    elements such as IT or creative healing environmental ideas

Save your design once it is completed.

Copy the URL by clicking on Share Copy URL
Copy URL.

Write a 350- to 700-word summary that includes the
following information:

  • Reason you
    selected the floor plan you designed

  • Any
    recommendations or suggestions for completing your floor plan
    differently--what would you do differently next time?

  • Something
    that you learned from doing this process and completing your own floor

  • URL for your
    completed floor plan

Format your summary consistent with APA guidelines.

can access the link for MedSpace by clicking on the Practice/Simulation/Homework/Game tab next to the Instructions tab.
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