Book Title: Principles of Adult Surgical Critical Care
Book Editors: Niels D. Martin, Lewis J. Kaplan
Publisher: Springer, 2016
Chapter Title: Contemporary ICU Design
Chapter Authors: Diana C. Anderson, Neil A. Halpern
Except: The design of an intensive care unit (ICU) is a complex process and requires a multidisciplinary group of professionals. In 2010, there were approximately 6,100 ICUs with over 104,000 beds in the 3,100 acute care hospitals in the United States. ICU design itself is continuously evolving as new guidelines and regulatory standards are developed, clinical models are changing, and medical technologies are advancing. It is highly probable that hospital-based intensivist leaders will be asked at some point in their careers to participate in efforts to design new ICUs or renovate existing ones. This chapter provides an overview to a wide array of design issues and is divided into three sections: an overview of ICU design, confi guring the ICU space, and future trends in ICU design.
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