Creating a Space That Enhances the Procedure Room Experience

By Maria Moeller, Marketing Manager


As more healthcare providers experience an increase in office procedures, a roster of aging patients with mobility limitations and now the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time to consider adapting procedure room layouts to be effective and efficient by having a room that provides accessibility to instruments; optimizes flexibility between the consultation, counseling and procedure spaces; and maximizes safety.


One way to obtain this level of efficiency is to incorporate a patient-centered workflow. This design concept places the patient at the center, lending itself to a more efficient visit and an enhanced patient-caregiver relationship.


The end result? A better designed care environment.


Taking an evidence-based design, or EBD, approach when establishing or renovating at the point of care elevates the strategic importance of equipment, room layout and design decisions. This approach helps dermatologists, podiatrists and plastic surgeons and their design partners create care environments conducive to achieving better outcomes through enhanced patient-caregiver experience, standardization and interaction at the point of care.


Our expertise in the clinical environment has allowed our teams to design a procedure room that addresses many needs within a patient-centered workflow.


Below are a few important elements:


  • Procedure zone flexibility: The procedure zone puts the caregiver in the center. While the cart for primary instruments and supplies can be stored under the countertop and out of the way, during procedures it is moved to either side of the caregiver. This helps to maintain a short reach zone. An instrument tray attached to the procedure chair supports instruments and supplies or mobile devices.
  • Procedure chairs: When performing outpatient procedures, it’s important to choose a procedure chair that provides clear access to the patient and procedure site. Optional programmability and one-touch patient positioning help to ensure ample access to the patient while maintaining a proper working position whether seated or standing. Rotation allows providers to bring the patient and necessary devices to the point of care.
  • Public/private zones: The family or visitor zone, also known as the public zone, does not encroach on the movement of the caregiver. It includes displays for educational brochures and related care products and is clearly separated from the procedure zone.


We believe having the right products in the exam room can improve clinical standardization with critical processes, realize greater efficiencies, enhance patient-caregiver interaction and ultimately contribute to better clinical outcomes to ensure that the equipment and technology at the point of care will continue to improve operational efficiencies.


Our latest procedure room promotion offers rebates on procedure chairs, procedure lights and mobile treatment cabinets to provide caregivers an accessible, connected space that can help create a better care experience.