Healthcare Design October 2021 - 31

I N F O CUS
S T R A T E G I C A PPR O A C H E S to D E S I GN C H A L L E N GE S
SPECIALTY PROJECTS
BABY STEPS
Recovery centers for infants born with neonatal abstinence
syndrome provide a comforting setting amid the opioid epidemic
By Matthew Kennedy
TODAY'S OPIOID EPIDEMIC is the deadliest drug
crisis in American history-one that's made
even more complex when considering the growing
number of women who become pregnant
while using opioids, both illegally and when prescribed
for medical reasons. Women in this situation
are often directed to and/or continue to
use opiates throughout their pregnancies due to
the risk of prenatal withdrawal and miscarriage
if use is suddenly discontinued. As a result, their
babies are born into an opiate-dependent state,
experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
(NAS), which requires a complex and painful detoxification
process in the days following birth.
Infants with NAS are typically cared for in a
neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). But while
NICUs specialize in the care of ill or premature
newborns, they're not well equipped to care for
NAS babies, who require a quiet, dark environment
with a dedicated caregiver who provides
one-on-one care and immediately meets any
need presented. Typically, NICU staff are not
trained in the demanding therapeutic handling
techniques needed to appropriately care
for NAS infants. Additionally, there are a limited
number of beds for critically ill infants
and because substance-exposed infants can
require several weeks to months of specialized
care, NICUs can quickly become unable to
care for the non-NAS infants for whom they're
originally designed.
A better solution for these NAS babies is a
NAS specialty recovery center that's designed
with the right environment and that offers the
appropriate type of care for substance-exposed
babies. Opened in March 2020, the new Hushabye
Nursery in Phoenix is the first such NAS
recovery center in the state and only the third in
the country. And while such facilities are specifically
designed and staffed to care for NAS infants
and their families, there are several obstacles
to overcome in developing these projects, from
securing the right occupancy and building permits
to choosing the right design features to
support babies' recovery.
RIGHT DIAGNOSIS
Simply put, the function of facilities
like Hushabye Nursery can be
defined as a residential facility for
OCTOBER 2021
31
DAVID SENIOR

Healthcare Design October 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Healthcare Design October 2021

Healthcare Design October 2021
Editorial
Special Delivery
Art Corner
Take Five With Seth Sargent
In Focus Baby Steps
In Focus Product Spotlight Flooring
The Center
Women's & Children's Health Portfolio
Face Time
Healthcare Design October 2021 - Healthcare Design October 2021
Healthcare Design October 2021 - Cover2
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 1
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 2
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 3
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 4
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 5
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 6
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 7
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 8
Healthcare Design October 2021 - Editorial
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 10
Healthcare Design October 2021 - Special Delivery
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 12
Healthcare Design October 2021 - Art Corner
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 14
Healthcare Design October 2021 - Take Five With Seth Sargent
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 16
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 17
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 18
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 19
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 20
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 21
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 22
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 23
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 24
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 25
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 26
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 27
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 28
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 29
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 30
Healthcare Design October 2021 - In Focus Baby Steps
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 32
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 33
Healthcare Design October 2021 - In Focus Product Spotlight Flooring
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 35
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 36
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 37
Healthcare Design October 2021 - The Center
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 39
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 40
Healthcare Design October 2021 - Women's & Children's Health Portfolio
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 42
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 43
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 44
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 45
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 46
Healthcare Design October 2021 - 47
Healthcare Design October 2021 - Face Time
Healthcare Design October 2021 - Cover3
Healthcare Design October 2021 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/healthcaredesign/202110
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/healthcaredesign/202109
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/healthcaredesign/202108
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/healthcaredesign/202106
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/healthcaredesign/202105
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/healthcaredesign/healthcare-design-april-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/202103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/20210102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/202012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/202011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/202010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/202009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/202008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/20200607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/202005
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/202004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/202003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/20200102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201911
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/20190607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201905
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201902
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201808
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/20180607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201805
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201804
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201803
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201802
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201801
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201712
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201711
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201706
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201705
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201704
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201703
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201702
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201701
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201608
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/20160607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201605
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201604
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201603
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/20160102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201505
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201504
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201503
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201501
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201411
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201408
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201407
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201405
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201404
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201403
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201401
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201311
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201310
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/201308
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com