A holistic, layered approach to illuminating patient care areas can enhance the healing and nurturing environment.
Studies indicate that increasing a patient’s control of their environment can promote a sense of empowerment, which is correlated with positive outcomes. Adjustable lighting systems are also a perfect complement to rooms that utilize daylighting.
Lighting within the patient room should easily enable exam and support activities. Nursing stations and alcoves should utilize lighting systems that minimize eye fatigue and strain.
Patient safety and fall prevention best practices require night lighting in the patient room, ensuring visibility, orientation, and way-finding.