FGI Study of Clearances Needed to Provide Safe Care for Patients of Size

During the 2018 Guidelines revision cycle, members of the FGI Bariatric Accommodations Topic Group met in fall 2015 at the Hill-Rom simulation lab in Ohio to assess the clearances needed for safe patient handling and […]

Joint Guidance for Operating Room and Sterile Processing Ventilation

A series of conflicting, and sometimes unclear, HVAC standards and guidelines are being applied in the field to operating rooms and sterile processing departments, leading to difficulties as authorities having jurisdiction try to regulate ventilation […]

ASHE-FGI Cost Study: 2010 to 2014 Edition

FGI and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) funded a cost study that looked at construction cost from using the 2010 Guidelines edition vs. the 2014 Hospital/Outpatient document.    ASHE-FGI Cost Study: 2010-2014 Version  […]

Security Design Guidelines for Health Care Facilities

These design guidelines, published by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), are referenced from appendix sections A1.2-3.8 (Security risks) and A2.2-3.1.3 (Emergency departments) in the 2014 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction […]

Safety Risk Assessment Toolkit for Health Care Facility Environments

Facility construction and renovation projects provide an opportunity to identify and mitigate or eliminate conditions in the health care built environment that may negatively affect the safety of patients, staff, or visitors. This toolkit is […]

Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities

The Design Guide addresses the built environment for adult inpatient behavioral health care units. Co-authored by James M. Hunt, AIA, NCARB, president of Behavioral Health Facility Consulting, and David M. Sine, ARM, CSP, CPHRM, president […]

Sound & Vibration: Design Guidelines for Health Care Facilities

The Acoustics Research Council first prepared this document in association with the 2010 edition of the FGI Guidelines. Those using the 2010 edition should reference the 2010 edition of Sound & Vibration. An updated edition […]

Sustainable Design Guidelines for Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities: A White Paper

As part of the 2014 FGI Guidelines revision process, a white paper was prepared titled “Sustainable Design Guidelines for Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities.” It provided baseline requirements for building site; energy use; indoor environmental quality; water […]

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