This presentation explores the unique aspects of the Architectural impacts of Behavioral Health on the hospital environment. The design approach and the specific features of Behavioral Health design in Emergency, Patients Units and other areas in the hospital require specific knowledge and their applicability to patient and staff safety. Also, the Codes and Standards for Behavioral Health Design will be reviewed and their impact on the delivery of patient care to this patient type.
1.) Discuss the codes & standards for Behavioral Health Design in the hospital environment.
2.) Explain the issues related to planning for design and planning for Behavioral Health design.
3.) Examine relevant case studies to determine common code characteristics of Behavioral Health Design.
4.) Illustrate the tools needed to create a code compliant spaces in Emergency, Patient Unit and other areas in the hospital.