The chair of the 2018 Health Guidelines Revision Committee will discuss changes in the 2018 FGI Guidelines, including the separation of hospital and outpatient facility requirements to better address their unique needs, minimize costs, and encourage flexibility of use. New accommodations for care of patients of size and for telemedicine services will be discussed, plus an overview of changes to requirements for recovery spaces; imaging, examination, procedure, and operating rooms; and sterile processing facilities.
Explain the reasoning behind changes to the design of clinical spaces in health care facilities
Identify how using the updated Guidelines for a project can provide a safe and effective patient care environment at a reasonable cost
Discuss how FGI is reinventing its process to more rigorously examine, balance, and document requirements based on best available evidence
Describe strategies used by FGI to develop and enhance new content for 2018