Designing Tomorrow’s Emergency Department

What is the Emergency Department Design Course?

Whether you are involved in designing your own facility or just want to learn more about the process, the Emergency Department Design Course will prepare you for all the challenges you may face. Taught since 2013, this two-day course will explore how design meets process to create successful, well-run emergency departments. 

The ED Design Course provides the rare opportunity to hold active discussions among medical, administrative, and architectural professionals on contemporary thinking about designs that promote engagement with the patient, patient safety and comfort, and a high degree of efficiency. Case studies of effective ED design will be explored and students will complete a group project to put concept into practice. 

“It was great to make new contacts for those difficult times when an additional opinion can be sought from other ED leaders who are experiencing similar issues despite different healthcare systems.”

IEDLI Attendee

What Topics are Covered?

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Course topics include:

  • How to design an observation unit
  • Conceptual aspects of design – How big? How is space divided?
  • How design can support patient flow and throughput
  • Designing staff work space and workstations
  • Planning ahead: designing for the increasing age populations
  • Case studies from the United States and Europe

Who Should Participate?

The course program is appropriate for and relevant to the practice of physicians, nurses, administrators, and architects. 

Course Details

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In addition to interacting with others within the classroom, Designing Tomorrow’s Emergency Department Course students have the opportunity to network at the Saturday evening welcome reception.

For course fees and other information, please visit the registration page.