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DESIGNING A NURSE'S LOUNGE

COVID has altered our view of what a nurse's lounge should look like and what it needs to provide. Images posted on every network, showing nurses exhausted, distressed, and needing time to recover from the pandemic of the century! Some scars will last a lifetime for the staff that battled in the front lines, doing all they could to save human lives from the cruelness of COVID 19 and the path of destruction it left behind!

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Understanding Anti-Ligature

Most healthcare professionals that specialize in mental health, will have experiences of violence etched into their memories that are hard to forget. Although most mental health patients are non-violent, there is a common theme with those that are at higher risk. They can be incredibly innovative and resourceful to achieve their desired motives. In some cases, the motive is self-harm and/or suicide.

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MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT SPACES - DECOR VS FUNCTION

Designers of Behavioral Health/Mental Health treatment spaces are constantly faced with balancing decor with function.  There is a definite and clear psychological benefit to carefully selected colours, design elements and lighting in these spaces that create calming and positive environments.  

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Ergonomics in Neonatal Care

Each morning we walk into our office and take a seat in a nice ergonomic task chair that can be adjusted in almost every direction to accommodate our personal preferences and then we adjust our keyboard trays and screens to avoid a repetitive strain injury.  

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Introducing our new Web Experience!

We are excited to announce our new online experience, designed to make it easier for you to find and get quotes on the products you need. The new quote system offers ease of use through the use of product filters while offering a modern and clean user experience.

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Embossed Vinyl in Healthcare

Getting the balance between decor and function is never an easy task, especially when you add in the healthcare aspect.

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Why Is My Stainless-Steel Rusting??

Stainless-Steel has become trendy in residential design and commonly found in many areas of the home and commercial setting but setting aside fashion, Stainless-Steel is the preferred surface for infection control and corrosion control.

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Things You Should Know About Blanket and I.V. Warming Cabinets....

Most hospitals would have blanket/fluid warming cabinets in regular use throughout their facility yet, there is a need for more education and studies on their use.

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What is Behavioral Health Furniture?

Behavioral Health furniture is specifically designed for mental health and addiction facilities where the construction of furniture is directly related to the safety of the care givers and patient.

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"CODE WHITE"‚Äč READINESS & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

We have all heard the hospital PA system crackle to life as an urgent "Color Code" is called out and the flurry of activity initiates nurses running to the scene to fill out there duty.

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Why Residential Furniture Doesn't Belong In Healthcare Or Senior Living

In the glossy photos of new furniture, both Healthcare grade furniture and residential look very exciting and even similar but there are some very big differences when it comes down to the detail of construction that is often missed at the time of purchase.

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Early Diagnosis of Vascular Disease

According to Statistics Canada, heart disease and stroke are the #2 and #3 leading causes of death for Canadians. 

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Why Sleep Chairs Matter In Hospitals

For those of you that are wondering what a sleepchair is, it is simply a comfortable chair that converts in a completely flat sleeping surface for overnight stays. 

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Behavior Health Safety

If you have every walked through a dark alley at night with the unknown lurking behind each corner, you have experienced the feelings that the front lines workers in behavioral health settings are exposed to every day.

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Operating Room Nurse Platform

Station One proudly launches another innovative design to help improve ergonomics and safety in the operating room. 

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