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Ken Wilson, FIIDA, FAIA, Envision Design, Washington D.C.

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Eric Laignel

Interior Design Notes
 


In partnership with the Vendome Group, LLC, publishers of HEALTHCARE DESIGNDESIGN Environments for Aging, and Health Environments Research & Design Journal, IIDA is pleased to launch a new CEU series, Interior Design Notes. The bimonthly series features a CEU based on an article from HEALTHCARE DESIGN. Articles approved for Health Safety and Welfare are marked as such. All others fall under General Knowledge.

Materials Safety Check

By Lilliana Alvarado

There are countless factors to be considered in product selection to create warm, inviting, and comfortable healthcare spaces for patients and staff. Those concerns can range from ease of use to infection control to maintainability. But when designing for behavioral health settings, further consideration needs to be paid to durability and safety measures that aren’t required in most other healthcare settings.

0.1 CEU, HSW


Required Reading

Top 10 Designs to Rethink in Your BH Facility by Megan Rozsa
Designing Social Networks For Young Behavioral Healthcare Patients by Rebecca Sanders 
Creating A Safe Haven For Behavioral Healthcare by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

Quiz


Gathering Insights To Drive Conscientious Design Solutions

By Andrea S. Hsu, IIDA



With patient-focused care a top priority for healthcare providers, many organizations are realizing the value of asking patients, families, and visitors to play a role in design. These populations are some of the most important users of a healthcare facility and have emotional insights into the patient experience that can help drive meaningful design decisions. But first, designers need to learn how to capture that feedback.

0.1 CEU, HSW

Required Reading

The New Parkland Hospital Master Plan, Part 4 by Hank Adams, AIA, and Chuck Armstrong, AIA
Research in Practice: Lesson 3 by Erin Peavey, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C; and Nicholas Watkins, PhD
Community Feedback Informs Design of Multicultural Clinics by Gary Nyberg, AIA, and Christine Guzzo Vickery, CID, EDAC

Quiz


Balancing Safety And Comfort At Psychiatric Hospitals

By Mary Bamborough, IIDA



In 1813, Samuel Tuke wrote the following in a description of York Retreat, an institution for insane people in York, England, that was founded by his grandfather William Tuke: “Many errors in the construction, as well as in the management, of asylums for the insane appear to arise from excessive attention to safety. … In the construction of such places, cure and comfort ought to be as much considered as security.”

0.1 CEU, HSW

Required Reading

Rethinking Behavioral Health Center Design by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Biloxi VA Medical Center Emerges From Post-Katrina Devastation by Jay Srinivasan
Art and Mental Health by Upali Nanda, PhD, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, and Sarajane L. Eisen, P

Quiz


More Than A Sign

By Christine Vandover



Oftentimes interior designers, architects, and facility owners don’t fully understand the expertise and creativity that the field of environmental graphic design (EGD), an intersection of communication design and the built environment, can bring to a project. Here we learn more about how using integrated environmental graphics helps transform healthcare environments.

0.1 CEU

Required Reading

Healthcare Design For The Ages by Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Assimilating Art Into Healthcare Design Projects by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
Evaluating the Effects of Positive Distractions on Imaging Rooms by Xiaobo Quan, PhD, EDAC, and Anjali Joseph, PhD, EDAC

Quiz


 

What's in a Theme?

By Chu Foxlin, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP

An interior space with a distinct theme is common practice in restaurant and hotel design. But in recent years, more healthcare organizations, particularly children’s hospitals, have begun adopting themed designs—and with good reason.

0.1 CEU

Required Reading

The Culture of Possibility by Annette Ridenour
Designing a World-Class Children's Hospital by Engaging a World-Class City by Bruce K. Komiske, MHA, FACHE
DNA-Shaped Tower by Jason T. Chan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Quiz

 

Instructions

Read the required articles listed under the course description. Return your completed quiz to IIDA.  

E-mail your completed quiz

Fax to 312.467.0779
IIDA Education Department
C/O Healthcare Design CEUs

Mail to
IIDA Education Department
222 Merchandise Mart, Suite 567
Chicago, IL 60654-1103 USA

These courses have been approved by IDCEC for one hour of continuing education credit (0.1 CEU). When we score your completed quiz, we will follow up with you. If you have any questions, contact the IIDA Education Department at 312.467.1950 or toll-free at 888.799.IIDA.