Anyone out there interested in sharing ideas of what they have or what they would want regarding the "Entery" to their NICU. We will be having our area redone within the next year I guess. Just looking for what other areas have. Our space is shared with the PICU families. Part of what we need is better security.
One approach I'm sending on to my managers is an approach that divides the waiting area into three smaller areas with separate functions: 1) a quiet meditative area - outdoor deck or patio, small library, areas for alone time; 2) an information area- iPads, books, computers; and 3) a postitive distraction space-video conferencing, TV, games, puzzles anda play area for children.
Few hospitals had pictures when I looked online but one NICU actually had a live tree in this area!!! I doubt we'd be able to have that...yet??!!??
Give me you're ideas and your dreams!!