In a previous posts, we explored the idea of evidence-based design, the place where science and aesthetics join forces to help patients and healthcare professionals. Today's post highlights one of today's hybrid designers who is paving the way towards the hospital room of the future, Megan Kalina. This Medical Planner's ideas come to life in life-saving healthcare facilities around the country.
When we think of metal, we tend to think of hard, heavy, durable material used to make everything from springs to skyscrapers. The discovery and use of metal was an incredible milestone in human history, representing a huge leap in tool making, paving the way to the creation of today's industry and technology. But long (very long) before our ancestors first discovered metal ores and learned how to use them, metal was already an essential part of our survival, in the form of the essential metals that help our bodies function.
In previous posts, we've examined the degree of cleanliness required for specific items as well as what the EPA requires to make claims about cleanliness. Today we will look at how the various items in a patient room are categorized to determine the required level and frequency of cleaning.