Review the requirements for patient care suites based on NFPA 101, Life Safety Code and the International Building Code, then hear firsthand how suites were added to a design concept at Frederick Health Hospital to avoid major design and construction delays. In this session, the changes and updates to suite requirements in the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 and the 2015 and 2018 editions of the International Building Code will be outlined and potential risks associates with suites will be discussed.
List the advantages of suites for a health care facility.
Identify the differences in suite requirements between NFPA and ICC codes.
Assess potential facility layouts to determine if creating suites is feasible.
Describe the challenges creating a suite can pose on a facility.