A nurse sits at the midpoint of each L-shaped nursing unit of approximately 24 beds. This enables nurses to walk through one station at a time without walking through others, reducing travel time and infection rates. Photo: Copyright Sarah Mechling-Perkins Eastman.
Nurses can keep an eye on ICU patients through sliding glass doors and a nurses’ station window right outside each ICU room without having to enter as frequently. This creates a sense of privacy and allows family members to visit with minimal interruption by staff. Photo: Copyright Sarah Mechling-Perkins Eastman.