Special or Theme Issue

Designing for Safety in the ICU.

Foster MJ, Gary JC, Sooryanarayana SM. Critical care nursing quarterly. 2018;41:76-92.

Systems and space design are important considerations for safe care delivery. This special issue explores how the built environment can affect safety in intensive care units (ICUs). Articles explore topics such as infection prevention, decentralization of nursing work areas, information flow, and nurse perception of how design features in ICUs affect their ability to care for patients.