2006 Guidelines for Design & Construction of Health Care Facilities


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2006 Guidelines for Design & Construction of Health Care Facilities

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2006 Guidelines for Design & Construction of Health Care Facilities


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Part 1 - General (applicable to all health care facilities): Expansion of the environment of care chapter, including detailed functional program requirements and an appendix on green design. New material on infection control risk assessments (ICRAs) and infection control risk mitigation recommendations. A chapter on common requirements for all health care facility types.

Part 2 - Hospitals: Single-bed rooms as the minimum standard for typical nursing units in general hospitals. Revised bed clearances and new bedside documentation areas in critical care units. New section on intermediate care units in general hospitals, observation units in emergency departments, freestanding emergency facilities, and in-hospital skilled nursing units. Revised text for decontamination areas and appendix language on surge capacity in emergency departments. Revised section on in-hospital psychiatric nursing units. New chapter on small inpatient primary care hospitals.

Part 3 - Ambulatory Care Facilities: A chapter of common elements for outpatient facilities. Revised chapters on freestanding surgical facilities, birthing centers and primary care outpatient facilities. New chapters on urgent care facilities, office surgical facilities, gastrointestinal endoscopy facilities, renal dialysis centers and psychiatric outpatient centers.

Part 4 - Other Health Care Facilities: Revised chapter on nursing facilities. Completely new chapters on assisted living, hospice and adult day health care facilities.

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  • By the American Institute of Architects
  • Published by AIA/Facility Guidelines Institute, 2006
  • Includes CD-ROM
  • Paperback, 352 pages
  • ***This item cannot be returned if outer wrap has been removed***
  • Note: This is not the most recent version of the Guidelines

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