FGI Guidelines Update Series: What’s New for 2014

FGI is providing this series of articles to introduce major changes and additions in the 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction documents. The articles profile new material and changes in the 2014 Guidelines for acute […]

Medication Safety Zones

Eileen Malone, RN, MSN, MS, EDAC The 2014 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities includes new requirements for assessing medication safety risks and identifying and designing medication safety zones to […]

Operating Room Requirements for 2014 and Beyond

Byron Burlingame, MS, RN, CNOR Modifications were made to the inpatient and outpatient surgery requirements in the 2014 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities to bring the requirements for inpatient […]

Sterile Processing in the Surgical Suite

Ramona Conner, MSN, RN, CNOR The requirements for sterile processing areas in a surgical suite have been updated in the 2014 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities to reflect current […]

Updated Acoustic Criteria Address Noise Issue

David M. Sykes The Acoustics Working Group worked to improve the acoustic criteria in the 2014 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities, clarifying requirements and making some changes in response […]

Designing for Safety

Ellen Taylor, AIA, MBA, EDAC The 2014 Guidelines requires a safety risk assessment (SRA) that includes an overarching risk identification process, with considerations for infection control, patient handling, falls, medication safety, psychiatric injury, immobility, and […]

Clarification of Functional Program Requirements

Ken Cates and Heather Livingston, with sidebar by Jane Rohde The 2014 HGRC Focus Group on Planning, Design, and Construction undertook a comprehensive review of how the functional program is addressed in the Guidelines for […]

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