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In the health care setting, the ability to cultivate wellness doesn't end with its people

By Healthcare Facilities Today
January 2, 2014

Consulting-Specifying Engineer

In the health care setting,  the ability to cultivate wellness doesn’t end with its people. Building engineering systems contribute to the care, and the planning of engineering systems is critical to ensure that systems fully support a healing environment, according to an article on the Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine website.

During the engineering system building design, the engineer must consider many environmental factors. A holistic understanding of health care is the driving passion and motivation behind the design of engineering systems. This is the engineer’s purpose—not just the quality of the systems and the building, but most importantly the patient’s wellness. The engineer’s goal is in concert with the mission of the entire design team, architects, physicians, nurses, and the hospital, According to the article.

Engineers and clinical technological consultants talk to the clinical staff to understand the facility’s needs. Understanding becomes ideas and methods to bring the technology to  patient care.

This process can benefit not only people, but also  the environment. The engineer’s task is to preserve the earth’s resources in energy and utility consumption, the article said. Systems should exchange utility waste for efficient use of energy and to eliminate wasteful habits.

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