The Facility Guidelines Institute is the publisher of the Guidelines for Design and Construction documents, the most widely recognized guidance for planning, designing, and constructing hospitals; outpatient facilities; and residential health, care, and support facilities. This session will highlight the key factors that influenced changes across the 2018 documents, including the decision to separate hospital and outpatient facilities to better address the unique requirements for these facility types. Three leaders of the Health Guidelines Revision Committee will discuss new elements.
Explain the impetus and methodology for revisions to the 2018 Guidelines, including the creation of the new outpatient document.
Describe the major revisions to the 2018 documents, including the changes to sterile processing, recovery spaces, and accommodations for patients of size and telemedicine.
Apply the new classification system for imaging rooms and clarification of examination, procedure, and operating room requirements, and describe how these changes informed a revision of the mobile/transportable medical units chapter.
Illustrate how using the 2018 edition of the Guidelines for a project can provide a safe, more effective patient care environment at a reasonable cost.
Senior Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer,
UMass Memorial Health Care