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Authors

  1. Gambacorta, Cathy RN, BSN
  2. Charrin, Lisa AIA, ACHA

Abstract

Equipping the critical care unit is a complex endeavor, and requires careful planning and continuous oversight by a multidisciplinary team. The selection, purchase, placement and installation of many components of the critical care environment must be considered in the earliest stages of the unit design process to ensure successful integration of space allocation, utility support and user interfaces. The hospital's leadership team, bedside clinicians and engineering support must work closely with architects, equipment planners, construction liaisons, interior designers and other experts throughout all phases of the project to ensure the desired outcomes.