Updated Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) guidance focuses on designing mobile medical units. In recent years there has been an increase in the acuity level of patients being served in mobile units, and the medical services provided have become more complicated and more invasive, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.
These services are being provided in spaces without the same oversight and regulation.
Although previous editions of Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) Guidelines for Design and Construction provided some design requirements for mobile units, these standards were not sufficient to ensure patient safety for the various services and procedures currently offered in this setting.
The new overview of some of the major revisions to the chapter, retitled “Specific Requirements for Mobile/Transportable Medical Units,” which appears in the 2018 editions of the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities, provides those in health facility operations and design with a glimpse at where this growing venue is heading.
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