Institute for Patient-Centered Design, Inc.

Design with Patients in Mind

Continuing Education Courses 

PCD101 The 10 Principles of Patient Centered Design

Credit Hours: 1 HSW by the American Institute of Architects
Course Delivery Type:  Self-Guided Course
Instructor(s):  Tammy S. Thompson, M.Arch, NCARB, EDAC
Course Description:

Patient-Centered Design is a philosophy by which health facility stakeholders make provisions for patient empowerment, comfort, safety and satisfaction.  This principle takes into account the needs of patients and their families, and employs methods for delivering the best care to them.  While many product and facility designers aspire to create patient-friendly environments, this goal can be lost in the design process.  This course will present the 10 principles that may be established on a patient-centered design project and review examples of design strategies used to address each principle.

LD001 Lactation Design:  Facility Solutions for Supporting Breastfeeding in the Hospital, the Community and the Workplace

Credit Hours: 1 HSW by the American Institute of Architects

Course Delivery Type:  Webinar Recording
Instructor(s):  

Julie Zitter, IDA

Qena McCarty, BS, MPAff

Tammy S. Thompson, M.Arch, NCARB, EDAC

Melissa Morgan

Course Description:

This course will present information highlighting the need for facility accommodations that support breastfeeding. It will present solutions for making breastfeeding easier in healthcare facilities, communities and the workplace.

PCDAI Healthcare Environment Simulation: Evaluating Design Options through Virtual Reality


Credit Hours: 1 HSW by the American Institute of Architects

Course Delivery Type:  Webinar Recording
Instructor(s):  

Zach Goepel

Tammy S. Thompson, M.Arch, NCARB, EDAC

Course Description:

This course will allow participants to gain insight on various simulation methods by viewing case studies of health care spaces




PCD005 NICU Lighting: Supporting Health, Comfort and Well-being for Newborns, Family and Staff through Lighting Design

Credit Hours: 1 HSW by the American Institute of Architects

Course Delivery Type:  Webinar Recording
Instructor(s):  

Lauren Roberts, LC, EDAC, IES

Tammy S. Thompson, M.Arch, NCARB, EDAC

Course Description:
This course will present an overview of lighting design options in response to the body’s biological and psychological responses to light. It will also address the lighting needs of NICU parents in a family-centered care environment.


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PCD001 Designing for Patient Empowerment: A Look at the Inpatient Room from the Patient's Perspective

Credit Hours: 1 HSW by the American Institute of Architects

Course Delivery Type:  Research Paper
Instructor(s):  

Tammy S. Thompson, M.Arch, NCARB, EDAC

Course Description:
This course reviews common obstacles for the patient end user created in health facility design. It identifies design strategies for addressing the needs of patients and their families by providing them control of the patient room environment.

PCD003 The Challenges of Extended Postpartum Recovery for NICU Mothers: A Proposed Architectural Solution 

Credit Hours: 1 HSW by the American Institute of Architects

Course Delivery Type:  Research Paper
Instructor(s):  

Tammy S. Thompson, M.Arch, NCARB, EDAC

Course Description:
This course reviews the challenges that patient users face in the postpartum unit of the hospital if they have a baby in the NICU and it proposes design solutions to address these challenges.

PCD004 Antepartum Spaces: Design Considerations to Address Unique Needs of Expectant Mothers 

Credit Hours: 1 HSW by the American Institute of Architects

Course Delivery Type:  Research Paper
Instructor(s):  

Tammy S. Thompson, M.Arch, NCARB, EDAC

Course Description:
This course on Antepartum Space Design explores the design considerations to specifically address the needs of antepartum patients and their caregivers.