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Driving Diagnostic and Therapeutic Decisions: The Modern Clinical Laboratory
When most architects think of hospital design, they envision bed towers, emergency departments and operating rooms. But at the heart of nearly every diagnosis and treatment is the modern clinical lab. These hospital laboratories house hundreds, and often thousands, of specialty equipment items, numerous chemicals, biowaste and highly trained professionals with diverse needs. Strict control of temperature and humidity are necessary for accurate testing results. Proper room pressurization and high ventilation rates are important for personnel safety and comfort. Secure sample handling and containment of pathogens is paramount. This AIA Academy of Health session covers crucial early design decisions, such right sizing the program, adjacencies and paths for specimen, personnel, supply and waste flow, and how these topics can make or break the lab’s turnaround time (TAT), quality of patient care and overall profitability of the laboratory. Participants will also learn about clinical lab drivers and gain understanding of the science behind the design. Example projects will be provided to inform participants about the types of clinical labs, trends and design solutions.

May 11, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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