Top Ads


get money from your ads in bloge


Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities

The 2018 edition introduces the new Outpatient Guidelines document. Flexible enough to address a wide variety of outpatient facility projects, this inaugural publication was conceived to meet the needs of the U.S. health care industry and address the evolving nature of outpatient facilities. The document provides minimum design standards for a variety of outpatient facility types, including general and specialty medical services facilities, outpatient imaging facilities, birth centers, urgent care facilities, infusion centers, outpatient surgery facilities, freestanding emergency facilities, endoscopy facilities, renal dialysis centers, outpatient psychiatric facilities, outpatient rehabilitation facilities, mobile/transportable medical units, and dental facilities. Guidance is provided for applying the Guidelines to outpatient facilities of numerous types, both freestanding and part of existing facilities, including those not specifically addressed in the document.

Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities

The 2018 Residential Guidelines refines the 2014 text and—stemming from the needs of the residential long-term care marketplace—provides guidance for two additional facility types: long-term residential substance abuse treatment facilities and settings for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The revision committee made a concerted effort to base changes on evidence-based research, information from subject matter experts, and experience in the field across a broad spectrum of interrelated disciplines.
The facility design requirements and recommendations presented in the Residential Guidelines have moved away from institutional models to foster development of facilities offering person-centered living environments that support a variety of care models and add to the quality of life for residents. The goal is to help care organizations and designers create homelike physical environments that support positive resident outcomes. Design standards are provided for nursing homes, hospice facilities, assisted living facilities, substance abuse treatment facilities, settings for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, independent living settings, adult day care facilities, wellness centers, and outpatient rehabilitation facilities.



No comments

All Rights Reserved To WIKI MEP 2018 © Design By CNMU