Mobile medical units are used throughout the country. The 2018 edition of the Facility Guidelines Institute’s Guidelines for hospitals and outpatient facilities completely revised the chapters on the design of these units; this presentation will explain the revisions, the precepts the revisions were based on, and how the revisions improve patient safety and make it possible for manufacturers to fully comply with the Guidelines. A coach manufacturer representative and an authority having jurisdiction present perspectives on applying the revised requirements.
Explain the impetus and methodology for the major revisions to the chapter on mobile/transportable medical units in the 2018 Guidelines.
Apply the new tables for imaging and examination/procedure/operating rooms to the classification of mobile/transportable medical units.
Describe how these revisions will affect the design and construction of mobile/transportable medical units and maintain patient safety.
Describe how the new requirements make it possible for unit manufacturers to comply with the Guidelines to support the provision of safe, effective patient care in mobile/transportable medical units.