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Going Beyond the Universal Patient Room

This article thoroughly describes some of the advantages and disadvantages associated with a universal patient room, which is a room designed to adapt to the patients needs. A “flexible” option for the future and ways to make the room most effective are discussed. This article focuses on the "universal" without specific mention of disability, but more with the usability, efficiency and the patient comfort and acuity factor.

Vendome Group, LLC

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Posted by: Autumn1 on Wed Oct 12, 2011 at 8:26 p.m.

This article looks at some important overlooked universal design for patient rooms and nurse stations. Very interesting!

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Posted by: Tls1006 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 7:56 p.m.

Good thoughts on universal design that could improve patient recovery

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