This webinar was sponsored by the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) on March 10, 2020.
This presentation will conduct an in-depth exploration of the distinctions between exam, procedure, operating, and imaging rooms in the 2018 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals. A review of procedure types and levels of invasiveness will take place, as well as evaluation of the potential impact of ASHRAE Standard 170-2017, Addendum L, which works to align the ASHRAE and FGI documents. Finally, we’ll discuss the importance of conducting a clinical risk assessment when planning a new or renovated space. Thispresentation builds on an article published in the October 2019 issue of Health Facilities Management.
After participating in this webinar attendees will:
1. Be able to convey the importance and general need for conducting a clinical assessment when planning clinical spaces2. Explain the distinctions and requirements for the basic room types where patient encounters take place (i.e., exam, procedure, operating, and imaging rooms)3. Understand appropriate levels of invasiveness and typical procedures in relation to each room type4. Explain the possible impact of recent revisions to Standard 170-2017, Addendum L
This session is part of the Healthcare Essentials Series by the Academy of Architecture for Health. The web-based 60-minute seminars are tailored to provide millennial members starting out in healthcare-centric practices exposure to healthcare design fundamentals and a refresher course for experienced healthcare architects and planners.