AAH1806: The 2018 Guidelines: How to Use and Major Updates

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This webinar is sponsored by the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) on July 10, 2018 from 2–3pm ET. Earn 1.0 AIA LU/HSW.

This presentation will consist of two sections: a primer for emerging professionals on how to use the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of hospitals, outpatient facilities, and residential health, care, and support facilities and an overview of the major revisions to the 2018 Guidelines. The presenter will review the essential elements of the documents, available formats, and how best to retrieve information from the Guidelines. Following the primer, the presenter will address new and revised sections of text including accommodations for care of patients of size; accommodations for telemedicine services; imaging, examination, procedure, and operating rooms; and sterile processing facilities.

Learning objectives:

After participating in this webinar attendees will:

  1. Explain the impetus and methodology for revisions to the 2018 Guidelines, including creation of the new outpatient document.
  2. Describe the major revisions to the 2018 documents, including the changes to sterile processing, recovery spaces, and accommodations for patients of size and telemedicine.
  3. Apply the new classification system for imaging rooms and clarification of examination, procedure, and operating room requirements and explain how it informed revision of the mobile/transportable medical units chapter.
  4. 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.

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PowerPoint and PDF versions of the presentation will be available prior to the webinar. A Q&A document will be posted about two weeks after the webinar concludes.

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