Using Design for Patient Safety

| November 16, 2015

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Design using FMEA (failure modes and effects analysis) at every stage. Standardise location of equipment, supplies, room Layout. Involve patients and families in the design process. Design to bring critical information for decision making closest to the patient. Reduce noise.

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Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center

Founded by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady in 1949, Our Lady of Lourdes is a newly constructed 186-bed hospital located in Lafayette, Louisiana. Lourdes is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, which is the largest locally-owned, not-for-profit health system in Louisiana. As such, our hospital has access to a great many resources - helping us to fulfill our mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to God's people.

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Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center

Founded by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady in 1949, Our Lady of Lourdes is a newly constructed 186-bed hospital located in Lafayette, Louisiana. Lourdes is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, which is the largest locally-owned, not-for-profit health system in Louisiana. As such, our hospital has access to a great many resources - helping us to fulfill our mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to God's people.

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