Our objective is to create a patient-friendly and health-promoting environment for patients requiring intensive care. For this purpose, numerous principles and necessities must be observed and a wide variety of equipment and design options need to be taken into consideration. After all, in the end it is all about the smooth operation of the entire intensive care unit. On this page you will find an overview of our services for your ICU project.
With our marWorld® concept, you can build or expand an intensive care unit relatively easily. Both our modular room system as well as our examination lights and products for media supply are involved here. All materials used meet the highest standards in terms of hygienic, mechanical and chemical material properties, also with regard to stress factors.
This enables us to supply all the permanently installed components of an intensive care facility from a single source. Apart from the installation of our products, we also offer all the necessary services via our accomplished, worldwide partner network.
Furthermore, we support our customers in all phases of project development with advice and planning and develop the project together with you. KLS Martin thus not only offers you ready-made planning concepts but also the entire spectrum of project management - all from a single source.
As a full-service supplier, we are obviously very familiar with the requirements of an intensive care unit. Our ICU experts will always advise you from a holistic point of view and thus already assure an optimal workflow during the planning phase. Ready-made planning concepts and standard solutions facilitate conceptual design, provide early orientation and form the basis for your individual project development - depending on specific requirements.
Functionality needs a system. Space a consistently well thought-out concept.
An intensive care unit has many functional areas, which must be arranged according to their interrelationships and ward procedures. Here we rely not only on our experience in planning, but also on our marWorld® ICU construction kit, which enables us to think about rooms on a modular basis right from the outset.
The functional areas at a glance:
1. Patient rooms
2. Isolation rooms
3. Care support point
4. Store for consumables
5. Equipment store
The building blocks at a glance
Complex projects often develop their own dynamics during the course of planning, and these can lead to rescheduling and additional costs. To avoid this unnecessary extra work from the outset, we divide your project into the three sub-areas consulting, planning and realization that interlink perfectly.
Your prime advantage: with us you have only one contact person for all the parts of your project. This ensures that all tasks are bundled and processed by a single source and moderated between all the project participants such as architects, specialist planners, engineers and medical technicians.
This gives all participants a common understanding of the project‘s progress and enables them to work towards a common goal. This avoids time-consuming and costly rescheduling and achieves efficient solutions.
When implementing an ICU project, we focus on three interlinked project phases - from consulting to planning through to implementation. As an experienced partner, we are there to support you in all phases.
In the consulting phase we determine the basics, conduct a feasibility check, take care of workflow optimization and create the first outlines.
Patients undergoing intensive care require an environment with special needs in terms of medical technology and hospital hygiene. That is why we closely cooperate with designers, architects, specialist planners, medical engineers and the operational organization.
Therefore, when constructing an intensive care unit, attention must also be paid to userfriendliness and functionality in addition to the availability of adequate medical equipment. Smooth workflows in the immediate vicinity of the patient as well as in supplies and disposal can significantly support the healing process of life-threateningly ill or injured patients.
In addition, short distances and a sensible, clear arrangement of the functional rooms make daily routines easier for staff in the intensive care unit. Flexible spatial concepts ensure individual treatment of patients requiring intensive care and, if designed appropriately, can also be divided into individual, separate areas and be managed independently of each other in an emergency or crisis situation. By the same token, it should generally be possible to treat infectious or infection-prone patients in isolation rooms with airlock access at all times separate from other patients.
The implementation phase begins with execution and detailed planning and extends to commissioning. In doing so, we ensure perfect project planning and coordinate with all project participants.
Whether this relates to the overall structuring of your intensive care unit, the development of your individual project or the detailed planning of your individual intensive care beds - our ICU specialists are at your service to provide advice and planning for all questions. Here, we are also happy to act as a link between the future user, who specifies the requirements with regard to the planning and functionality of the ICU facility, and technical planning, which is responsible for the appropriate infrastructure and equipment in the ICU functional unit.
To provide maximum user-friendliness and maximum functionality in intensive care units, we have compiled
the following expert tips for you:
Clear separation of zones
Clear structure of the department
Adequate traffic areas
Separation of partial areas
As things are usually very hectic in an intensive care unit, the noise level here is generally somewhat higher than elsewhere in the hospital. Measurements have shown that a noise level of up to 80 dB is experienced in intensive care units, which is roughly equivalent to a busy street. In intensive care units, one generally deals with patients who are particularly sensitive to noise due to the severity of their illness or injury. Sound-absorbing measures are therefore indispensable here and these can also have a positive influence on the healing of the patients.
With marWorld® we offer various sound-absorbing or sound-minimizing measures
Wherever possible, we recommend bringing some daylight into the intensive care ward. The reason being that natural light has an extremely positive effect through its ultraviolet and infrared radiation - not only on the hormone balance, but also on body temperature, metabolism, heartbeat, brain activity and daily rhythm.
This is why we like to rely on natural light to contribute to the well-being and recovery of intensive care patients in addition to medical treatment.
Color brings orientation into sterile intensive care wards and creates positive moods in the sensitive areas of intensive care. Here colors can help to somewhat reduce so-called delirious states, i.e. slight disorientation and confusion. For this reason, we are happy to provide a feel-good atmosphere created by colors upon request. This can also result in patients having to take fewer analgesics. The effect of the colors depends on the respective hue, the color saturation as well as the degree of brightness.
Color tones and philosophy
Generally speaking, dark colors tend to be oppressive, whereas light colors are perceived as being light and calming.
The right color saturation
Less is sometimes more: when it comes to color saturation, one should pay attention to moderation. Strong colors are rather stimulating, too weak colors on the other hand are hardly noticed and therefore have no real effect.
Colorful light scenarios using RGB lighting
Soothing, infinitely variable colored light scenarios can be realized in intensive care units with LED RGB ceiling lighting. The positive effect of the different lighting moods increases the satisfaction of the staff, the confidence of relatives and the health of the patient.
Room design with mural concepts
Even in intensive care units, the integration of pictures or motifs applied to the wall systems can have a great impact visually. This allows the room design to be varied even further and brightens up the rather functional ambience. Talk to us about the various options!