The intensive care unit of the future - speedier recovery through feel good architecture -- MEDICA Trade Fair

The intensive care unit of the future - speedier recovery through feel good architecture

Interview with Prof Claudia Spies, Directress of the Berlin Charité Clinic for Anesthesiology

The rooms in German intensive care units are cold and dreary. Hectic movements determine the patient’s everyday life along with noisy surveillance systems. Artificial light often also promotes a disturbed circadian rhythm. Sleeping pills are meant to solve this problem, but they also increase the risk of delirium at the same time.

09/01/2014

Photo: Woman with glasses and long red hair - Prof. Claudia Spies; Copyright: Charité Berlin

Prof. Claudia Spies; ©Charité Berlin

Photo: Newly designed ICU room; Copyright: Tobias Hain/graftlab

The green screening does not only contribute to the well-being of the patient. It also regulates the circadian rhythm. The supervision room is located outside in the background; ©Tobias Hain/ graftlab

Foto: Melanie Günther; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann