Nurses Station Design

The functionality of a nurse station affects the quality of patient care on the unit, as well as staff satisfaction and retention. And there are many requirements on it as a space. It must support “check-in or curbside consultation” and also more heads-down work. It needs to be open to make staff approachable and encourage interaction while also providing semi-private areas for staff collaboration. The design should also help to organize all the diverse and rapidly changing information needed for patient care, and keep it within easy reach. Quiet, private areas can also help manage staff stress, giving them a place to concentrate, says the article.