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Evolution of infectious disease ward design in Malaysia : Case study

Mohd Nawawi, Norwina and Khoo, Boon Teck and Sapian, Abdul Razak and Sanusi, Aliyah Nur Zafirah and Md Alwi, Nadiah (2017) Evolution of infectious disease ward design in Malaysia : Case study. In: International Union of Architects’ Public Health Group (UIA-PHG) Annual Meeting, 11th June 2017, London, United KIngdom. (Unpublished)

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Infectious disease is prevalent in all countries. Malaysia is no different. With the ease of global travel and incidental migration, all countries faced the phenomenon of infectious disease in various degree. proactive in its preparation to manage its emergence is the key of Malaysia's disease surveillance. This presentation focuses on the evolution of infectious disease ward design through the ages by case studies. through a historical review of old hospitals and the dos and don’t’s in the sample evaluation of selected infectious disease ward of the current design, findings found the odds in mitigating these infections (including hospital acquired infection (HAI) are just too many and unknown. To date, isolation rooms at each ward discipline are utilised as barrier nursing – to isolate from infection or causing infection in all hospitals. only selected hospitals, due to budget and geography of its occurrence, purposed built wards for infectious disease, were eventually built. In the convergence of the disease in one centre, health status of the staff matters. Innovating balance needs for staff, patient and the extended caregivers (relative), a mixed approach catering all users, were formulated. either as new and as a retrofit, on land or at higher levels, will depend on its physical requirements and placement locality. although outcome is yet to be evaluated the final design is akin to historical moves i.e isolated, landed, ease of access.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 2915/57517 Separate paper will be produce separately for publication
Uncontrolled Keywords: infectious disease, ward, design
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2695 Architectural drawing and design
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Ar Dr Norwina Mohd Nawawi
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2017 15:25
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017 15:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57517

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