A protectED ROOM: Design of Responsive and Acuity Adaptable Behavioral Health Room for Emergency Departments

Jul 11, 2017

This article presents methods for designing emergency department rooms that support behavioral health services. The research included a qualitative study, literature review, historical review of behavioral health facilities, observational study of existing facilities, and design of a new model for emergency rooms that addresses patients’ medical and behavioral health needs.

keywords: behavioral health, mental health, emergency department (ED), acuity adaptable, headwall, turn-time, emergency severity index (ESI)

Chai Jayachandran, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C
Ryan Ramsey, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C (Perkins+Will)
Annette Roehl, BSN-RN CCRN (Swedish Medical Center)
Perkins+Will Research Journal
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