Facility Planning—Floor Plan

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

Throughout this course you will design a floor plan for the facility you selected in the Week Two Facility Selection and Research assignment. This assignment illustrates the difficult balances between patient flow, workflow, safety, and aesthetics. You will use this document as a guide to understand the environmental design elements you should include in your final design. You will submit this document each week as your assignment.

Week Two: Facility Selection and Research

Select a facility to use in your final project. You will use this facility in Weeks Three through Five. The following choices represent design options available in SmartDraw® on Toolwire®:

  • Assisted living

*Note: If a blank design is selected, students are responsible for emailing their faculty member for approval of the selected facility prior to submitting the assignment.

Research the facility.

Write a 260- to 350-word summary that includes the following:

  • Name the facility type you have chosen and specify location (Florida)
  • Describe the facility you selected and its purpose in the health care industry.
  • Identify the populations who use the facilities.
  • Identify key characteristics of the facility.
  • Explain why you have selected this type of facility.

Use and cite Hayward and at least 1 other peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references. I will provide access information so you are able to utilize the e library that has peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references

Format your citations and references according to APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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