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Planning, Design, and Construction of Health Care Facilities, 3rd Ed
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Planning, Design, and Construction of Health Care Facilities, Revised Third Edition

When patient and work safety is at risk, stakes for a successful project are even higher

August 2015; Revised 2017. 156 pages.

$75.00 - $85.00
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Product Description

Developing and executing a health care facility’s new or improved design establishes the basis for safe and effective care within that structure’s walls. Like any construction or renovation project, it requires resources, education, communication, and collaboration throughout the process, which encompassing planning, design, construction, and commissioning. When patient and worker safety are at risk, the stakes for a successful project are even higher.
This revised third edition of Planning, Design, and Construction of Health Care Facilities, developed in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA-AAH), presents a comprehensive guide for health care organizations around the world looking to build new facilities—or update current structures—in compliance with Joint Commission, Joint Commission International (JCI), and other recognized standards of health care design excellence. It includes a wealth of information, strategies, and experiences that will supply you with core concepts you need for sustained success with your new facility or existing structure.
The revised third edition has been updated to reflect the 2012 Life Safety Code.®
Key Topics:
  • Chapters focused on a specific phase of the project process (planning, design, construction, and commissioning) and how it interacts with the other phases
  • The renovation process – resources, education, communication and collaboration
  • Expanded information on process improvement, risk assessment and commissioning 
Key Features:
  • Project Gallery - highlights projects by domestic and international health care organizations 
  • Standards Sidelight-  reinforces how Joint Commission and JCI standards relate to key concepts
  • Overreaching Issue - addresses issues relevant throughout the entire project
  • Focus Features – covers critical and supplementary related topics, such as designing for safety and reliability, alternate facility delivery models, and more
  • Contributions from the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health
Standards: Joint Commission and JCI standards related to the planning, design and construction of health care facilities, including Environment of Care (EC), Infection Prevention and Control (IC), and Life Safety (LS) as well as Facility Management and Safety (FMS); Governance, Leadership, and Direction (GLD); and Prevention and Control of Infections (PCI)
  • Domestic: Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospitals, Hospitals, Laboratories, Nursing Care Centers, Office-based Surgery Practices
  • International: Ambulatory Care, Clinical Laboratories, Hospital, Long Term Care, Primary Care
Key Audience: 
  • Hospital leaders
  • Facilities managers
  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Construction firms 
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