Considered an industry standard by architects, engineers, and health care professionals, the Guidelines set minimum program, space, and equipment needs for clinical and support areas of hospitals, nursing homes, freestanding psychiatric facilities, outpatient and rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care facilities. The document also establishes minimum engineering design criteria for plumbing, medical gas, electrical, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. Reflecting the most current thinking about infection control and the environment of care, the new edition also explores functional, space, and equipment requirements for acute care and psychiatric hospitals; nursing, outpatient and rehabilitation facilities; mobile health care units; and facilities for hospice care, adult day care, and assisted living.
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