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  1. Stichler, Jaynelle F. DNS, RN, EDAC, FACHE, FAAN
  2. Feiler, Judd L. MS, PT


There are many ergonomic considerations during design that can enhance nurse and other provider safety in the built healthcare environment. This facility design department aims to expand nurse leaders' knowledge and competencies in health facility design and enables them to take leadership roles in design efforts. Part 1 in this 2-part series focuses on ergonomic designs for patient care areas to enhance patient and nurse safety. Part 2 discusses ergonomic designs for centralized and decentralized nursing stations.