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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  |  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

A Look Inside of America's Newest Biocontainment Patient Unit

Chad Connally BSN, RN, CEN
Biocontainment & Emergency Management Program Manager, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston
Greg Johnson, AIA LEED AP
Partner, Project Lead Planner, PhiloWilke Partnership
Don Marshall
Project Director, The Walsh Group - Archer Western

This case study will focus on the efficient design and construction of one of the largest treatment centers for infectious disease in the U.S. The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston's new 6-Bed Bio-Containment Critical Care Unit serves as a multi-functional patient care space that is equipped to treat patients with the most highly contagious diseases. Presenters will outline the unique parameters of caring for patients affected by special pathogens, such as Ebola, and planning, design and construction considerations that were taken to create a healing environment that is safe, functional and comfortable. If you are involved in health care or looking for insight designing sensitive healing environments, this is the session for you.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding the unique considerations associated with the treatment of highly infectious diseases.
  2. Guiding principles for programming a unit for treatment.
  3. Integrating the Bio-Containment Unit with the Emergency Department
  4. Realities of the project design and construction for UTMB.
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH