The 2014 FGI Guidelines requires that a safety risk assessment (SRA) be conducted for health care facility design projects. This session will dive into the experience of UC Irvine Medical Center, which participated as a pilot site in the Center for Health Design’s development of a safety risk assessment toolkit. In a panel format, the presenters will talk about lessons learned (pros and cons) in conducting a cross-disciplinary SRA for the renovation of a nursing unit.
This session will enable participants to:
State the benefits of conducting a safety risk assessment early in a project.
List the benefits and challenges the UC Irvine team found in implementing a safety risk assessment approach.
Describe the types of design discussions that evolved as part of the risk assessment process.
Assess the benefit of using existing tools and methods to conduct a safety risk assessment for health care facility design.
Director, Epidemiology & Infection Prevention,
UC Irvine Health
Director of Research,
The Center for Health Design