Patient Bedroom Windows. Provide windows in patient sleeping
rooms in accordance with NFPA 101 (reference 4b). Hardened or protected
facilities may require a waiver to this requirement.
Glazing for Impact Safety. Comply with the requirements of
ANSI Z97.1 (reference 4e), NFPA 80 (reference 4f) and NFPA 101 (reference
4b). Sill heights less than 760mm (30 in) above the finished floor must
have an intermediate horizontal mullion, or suitable alternative, included
in the fenestration at that height.
Component Evaluations. Select interior components and their
related construction details based on initial cost, life expectancy,
housekeeping and maintenance costs, and aseptic characteristics, as
applicable. Normally used materials, including their correlation and
standard abbreviations, are indicated in Appendix A.
Aseptic Environments. Selection of interior construction and
finishes must consider the need for aseptic environments. Use smooth,
nonporous, seamless materials, recessed cabinets with radiused inside
corners to minimize contamination and reduce housekeeping requirements.
Smooth, seamless wall and floor coverings facilitate cleaning. As a
minimum, the following areas shall be designed for ease of housekeeping
with elimination of materials or surfaces which could harbor
a) Oral Surgery Rooms, Dental Treatment Rooms
b) Special Procedure Rooms Cardiac Catherization,
Angiography, Endoscopy, etc.
c) Operating and Delivery Rooms
d) Emergency and Trauma Rooms
e) Decontamination Rooms in Surgery, Delivery, and Central
Processing and Distribution (CPD)
f) Sterile Storage Rooms (Surgery, Delivery, CPD)
g) Substerile and Recovery Rooms (Surgery and Delivery)
h) All Patient Treatment Rooms
i) Intravenous Admixture and Chemotherapy Preparation Rooms in
Design floors to accommodate different types of wheeled
conveyances and to be devoid of abrupt changes in elevation. Maintain
constant floor elevation throughout for safety and ease of movement of
wheeled equipment. Avoid raised thresholds, steps and ramps. Recess all
expansion joint cover plates flush with the finished floor. Provide floor
depressions to accommodate cart washers, floor loading sterilizers,