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Webinar: Caring for the Caregiver: Understanding the role of Culture and the Built Environment on Nurse Respite
Thursday, September 10, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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Hosted by The Center for Health Design

The need to proactively care for the caregiver has increased exponentially due to COVID-19, particularly for nurses who represent a large percentage of the healthcare workforce. Attracting and retaining qualified nursing staff has been a critical concern for some time, and the increased demands of nursing in the midst of the global pandemic has contributed to rising nursing shortages and high rates of turnover. To mitigate this organizational strain, healthcare systems are creating spaces specifically designed to help nursing staff relax and recharge during shifts.

Join us for a discussion of how one academic medical center infused evidence-based design principles into break lounges for nurses and then utilized cutting-edge technology to study their impact. You will hear from research and design professionals as well as nursing senior leadership on lessons learned regarding the role of cultural influences and the impact of the built environment on nurse respite.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the design research literature supporting the role of the built environment on nurse respite.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of evidence-based design elements critical to quality workplace restoration.
  • Obtain web-based analytical tools to study the impact of the built environment on behavior.
  • Understand practical ways that future nurse break rooms can be designed for maximum efficiency

Continuing Education:

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms available for download during webinar

Contact: Natalie Gonzalez, Project Manager, CHD - [email protected]