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Cedars-Sinai looks to streamline trauma care with first-of-its-kind OR360 simulation space

The breakthrough simulation center features moveable walls and a modular ceiling grid that allow doctors and military personnel to easily reconfigure the shape and size of the space.

September 23, 2014 |
Cannon Design Blog

Wired magazine has featured Cedars-Sinai and its OR360 in a new story, “How Designers Are Reinventing Trauma Care to Save Soldiers Lives.”

The piece takes a deep look at the innovation center where doctors and military personnel can simulate hypothetical scenarios in order to simplify and streamline trauma care.

CannonDesign and its Yazdani Studio worked with Cedars-Sinai to create the breakthrough simulation center which is the first in the world to feature moveable walls to allow reconfiguring the shape and size of the space, and a modular ceiling grid that allows moving all ceiling mounted equipment (lights, booms, monitors, etc.) depending on specific needs.

The full article can be read here. Below are excerpts from the piece.

Flow disruptions and patient care. “The logic here is simple. The faster you care for a patient, the more likely he or she is to survive. These 'flow disruptions'—things like poorly organized equipment and lack of communication between team members—can be hugely detrimental to a patient’s health. The OR360, then, is a place to work out the kinks and try out new ideas and workflows. After all, it’s hard to beta-test solutions in a real operating room.”

Simulation. "If you really want to simulate, you cannot begin with a predefined, box,” says Carlos Amato, Healthcare Design Principal at CannonDesign. “Starting with a traditional simulation room where you’re bound by the limits of the space, suggests that you have to do things one way.”


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