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Safety by design: Pediatrics

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, March 27, 2020

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By John Palmer

Editor’s note: This is an occasional series of stories that cover the ways hospitals are using smart design to increase facility safety and security for different populations of patients.

Hospitals are designing pediatric facilities in ways that help children and families face medical issues in a playful, yet professional environment. Common features boasted by these buildings are spaces for child life services—schoolrooms, playrooms, and teen lounges. Family support spaces also are essential.

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