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IS-2010-142: Designing the Inpatient Unit Central Core for an Aging RN Workforce


This brochure from Herman Miller examines the challenges of creating a comfortable and productive work environment for nurses.  The average age of nurses is increasing as is their use of computer terminals.  A work environment is proposed that accommodates physiological limitations such as visual and auditory acuity and muscular capabilities.  Since nurses spend more than 50% on documentation and care coordination, a redesigned nursing core is proposed.  Various design options are discussed.



































 

 
















 

 

 
 

 
 

 
















































 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 




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