When undergoing construction projects near existing hospitals, building-related vibrations may adversely affect sensitive equipment and activities, and should be monitored.
In buildings with rooftop heliports, there is a possibility that vibrations induced by helicopter operations could affect sensitive equipment like MRIs being placed on the uppermost floors of a building.
The lack of sound absorptive materials in operating rooms answers issues related to infection control, but what about the effects an acoustically uncomfortable environment can have on patient outcomes?
In order to have an effective and reliable space, the OR equipment, data network, and AV technology need to be thought of as inter-related parts of the larger whole, and designed as such.
Speech privacy is an important aspect of healthcare facilities in light of the requirements of HIPAA and the 2010 FGI Guidelines.
An outline of what IT infrastructure design components should include.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) systems are capable of generating high sound levels in MRI rooms, which can be transmitted to adjacent spaces. The
Vibrant, dynamic digital displays are becoming increasingly common in today’s healthcare facilities. These systems provide many benefits, ranging
There are many types of medical devices used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, physicians’ offices, and the home.
For Noise Criteria (NC) 35 background noise goals, which occur in most areas of healthcare facilities, only modest attenuation is required. Either 5 feet of flexible duct at the runout to each diffuser or a 3-foot medium pressure drop silencer on the room side of the terminal box should provide sufficient control of terminal box noise.