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 select in this 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 the Facility Planning Template document each week as your assignment.
Complete the Week Two section of the Facility Planning Template document. I chosen outpatient facility for my assignment.
Cite at least 2 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references.
Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.