The critical care environment is fast-paced. Patient acuity is high and speed is essential. Unit layouts that force caregivers to travel a distance to see patients or retrieve supplies add stress and waste.
Open environments allow caregivers to easily navigate throughout the unit and reduce travel time. They also encourage mentoring and collaboration. Procedure and supply carts bring mobile and functional performance to critical care areas. Crash carts and other specialty carts, as well as supply and equipment carts, keep essential tools close to the patient and caregiver. Interchangeable components make restocking a quick process.
Ergonomically designed stools and task chairs provide healthy support, whether sitting for extended periods or briefly to record patient information. Adjustments give caregivers a means to fine-tune the chair to their sizes and comfort levels.