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The Design of an Accident and Emergency Department: Ideas.
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I'd like some ideas from everyone, American, Canadian, British, Japanese.... I'm designing an Accident and Emergency Department (Emergency Room, for you Americans and Canadians out there) for a…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Jun 21, 2012.

 

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Jun 22, 2012
Will replied to Will's discussion The Design of an Accident and Emergency Department: Ideas.
"I've taken things out of my original idea. I have though, kept things such as minors and majors separate because of course there is a need for routine medical care daily, having GP facilities, easy ambulance/ MERT arrival and security areas…"
Jun 21, 2012
dr-exmedic replied to Will's discussion The Design of an Accident and Emergency Department: Ideas.
"Well, then, you'll probably need to add a few things that weren't in the original plan. :) Security areas, more generators, and the like. Take out a few things, too: fewer windows."
Jun 21, 2012
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Jun 21, 2012
Will replied to Will's discussion The Design of an Accident and Emergency Department: Ideas.
"I was going to design an Accident and Emergency Department in the UK. Now, I've changed my mind and have decided to do a redesign of the Field Hospital in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Most of you will know of the Field Hospital in British run…"
Jun 21, 2012
Will replied to Will's discussion The Design of an Accident and Emergency Department: Ideas.
"Thanks.. I have complete say over everything where nothing is too big or small, no ideas are bad ones. Its a project so there are no money issues, staffing issues or space issues. All ideas people have given are great, and I'll very likelly use…"
Jun 18, 2012
Jon Lieblein replied to Will's discussion The Design of an Accident and Emergency Department: Ideas.
"Keep the public and ambulance entrances as separate as possible. Especially separate parking and driveways. We have issues with people coming to the entrance in personal vehicles and blocking ambulance spaces. If you have control over the layout…"
Jun 18, 2012
James Hibbard replied to Will's discussion The Design of an Accident and Emergency Department: Ideas.
"I haven't been in working in the ER over here for very long but I do know that the number of rooms needs to match your ability to staff them. Staffing makes all the difference. I don't know if you have any control over that since I…"
Jun 14, 2012
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Jun 14, 2012
Will replied to Will's discussion The Design of an Accident and Emergency Department: Ideas.
"Both are great replies, so thanks. @Neil, you've given me a lot to think about, most of which I'd never have thought of. I've taken note and I'll have a look at the Derby Royal designs :) We have a seperate hospital, The Royal…"
Jun 14, 2012
Neil White replied to Will's discussion The Design of an Accident and Emergency Department: Ideas.
"I was wondering for a minute what new department was being built in Edinburgh, bearing in mind that they've only recently (ok 2003 but that's recent for us) updated the royal infirmary to its third reincarnation. There are still ER's…"
Jun 14, 2012
dr-exmedic replied to Will's discussion The Design of an Accident and Emergency Department: Ideas.
"1. Enough computers. 2. Working areas close to the rooms, so you don't have to walk as much. 3. Any number of rooms > 15 should probably be split up into "pods." 4. The major resus rooms need to be big (7-8 meters on a side), and…"
Jun 14, 2012
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The Design of an Accident and Emergency Department: Ideas.

I'd like some ideas from everyone, American, Canadian, British, Japanese.... I'm designing an Accident and Emergency Department (Emergency Room, for you Americans and Canadians out there) for a hospital in the United kingdom, specifically, Edinburgh in Scotland where I live.I know the majority of people here are Fire Fighters and Paramedics, but I'm sure you all have some ideas to make the 'perfect Emergency Department', from the amount of bays or cubicles, ambulance off-loading areas to…See More
Jun 14, 2012
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I'm Will, I'm 18 and I live in Edinburgh, Scotland. I study Psychology, Sociology, English and Biology. I decided when I was around 6 that I "wanted to be an ambulance thing". My passion has grown from there. Oh, and do JEMS know, the United Kingdom isn't a country :p
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