Book Title: Irwin and Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine, 8e
Book Editors: Richard S. Irwin, Craig M. Lilly, Paul H. Mayo and James M. Rippe
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer, 2017
Chapter Title: Intensive Care Unit Design: Current Standards and Future Trends
Chapter Authors: Diana C. Anderson, Neil A. Halpern
Except: Hospital-based intensivist administrators at some point in their careers may be asked to participate in designing new or renovating existing ICUs. For simplicity of presentation we have divided this chapter into five sections; the ICU design process, the ICU patient room, central clinical, visitor and staff support and administrative areas, ICU informatics, and future trends. While we classify these areas separately, they are indeed heavily interrelated.
Healthcare and design are actually very complex processes that must accommodate and address continuously evolving guidelines and regulatory standards. Several core principles should guide ICU-specific design.
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