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The revised Hospital Guidelines requirements provide minimum design standards for general hospitals, freestanding emergency facilities, critical access hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, children’s hospitals, and mobile/transportable medical units.
The new standalone Outpatient Guidelines provides minimum design standards for a variety of outpatient facility types, including facilities for general and specialty medical services facilities, outpatient imaging, urgent care, outpatient surgery, emergency services, endoscopy, renal dialysis, outpatient psychiatric services, outpatient rehabilitation services, and general dentistry as well as birth centers, infusion centers, and mobile/transportable medical units. Guidance is provided for applying the Guidelines to outpatient facilities of numerous types, both freestanding and part of existing facilities, including those not specifically addressed in the document.
The facility design requirements and recommendations presented in the Residential Guidelines are intended to foster development of person-centered living environments that support a variety of care models and quality of life for residents. Design standards are provided for nursing homes, hospice facilities, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, adult day care facilities, wellness centers, and outpatient rehabilitation facilities. New chapters are provided for substance abuse treatment facilities and settings for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
Beyond Fundamentals [COMING SOON]
The Beyond Fundamentals program supplements and expands the minimum design requirements in the Guidelines for Design and Construction documents. Among the topics FGI is preparing for Beyond Fundamentals in 2018 are discussions of Guidelines requirements and how to apply them, research and tools related to Guidelines requirements, draft minimum requirements supported by research or other evidence, and emerging trends in practice that promise to change health care facility design. There also will be reports and articles about what providers, designers, researchers, and regulators are experiencing or planning. Offerings will be presented in various formats, including white papers, videos, reports, advisory opinions, and checklists.
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Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities
Minimum recommended program, space, risk assessment, infection prevention, architectural detail, and surface and built-in furnishing needs for clinical and support areas of hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and ambulatory care facilities. Also addressed are minimum engineering design criteria for plumbing, electrical, and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, the latter by incorporating ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2013: Ventilation of Health Care Facilities.
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Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities
Minimum recommended program, space, risk assessment, architectural detail, and surface and built-in furnishing needs for nursing homes, hospice facilities, independent and assisted living facilities, and related non-residential support facilities, including wellness centers, day care facilities, and rehabilitation centers. Minimum engineering design criteria for plumbing, electrical, and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are also addressed.
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Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities
Minimum recommended program, space, risk assessment, infection prevention, architectural detail, and surface and furnishing needs for clinical and support areas of hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, ambulatory care facilities, and residential care facilities. Also addresses minimum engineering design criteria for plumbing, electrical, and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, the latter by incorporating ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170: Ventilation of Health Care Facilities.
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