Designing your new lab!

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Designing your new lab!

Postby m221005 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:01 pm

We are being forced to move one of our lab locations. Oh no, right?!? However, this may be the opportunity we have been waiting for to centralize our lab and clinic together in a new space.

If you could design this space, what would be some helpful design elements that you would include? For example would you have space that is multifunctional and is utilized for example as an exam or mask fit room during the day and then for acquisition at night? Regular beds versus murphy beds? What issues do you predict or have experienced with turning rooms over between shifts and gaining access to rooms for troubleshooting. Private versus shared bathrooms? One large control room for day and night techs? Double decker monitors? Controls for lighting/temps etc from control room. Bariatric access maybe for 2 rooms? Storage for Hardware, consummables, linens, and masks. Storage for dirty equipment and supplies. Closet for office supplies. Network closet. Kitchenette. Space for wheel chair, walkers, recliner, bariatric recliner.

Let's get creative! What works best yet remains practical? What are some things that you wish you had space for and what has worked brilliantly for your lab?

A little info about us:
6 beds
6 exam rooms
2 mask fit rooms for during the day
Very busy clinic throughout the week.
Very full lab that operates 7 days

Not sure it matters but currently 8 night techs, 2 day techs, chief tech, possibly future lead tech. We also have another lab location within the hospital with 3 beds that is not moving.
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Re: Designing your new lab!

Postby Kawajikoru » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:35 am

I need these additional resources will help me or not.
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Re: Designing your new lab!

Postby bduce » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:42 am

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