using liquids in operational activities and housekeeping procedures but
require special attention such as Toilets, Locker areas which are adjacent to
showers areas, Sub-sterile and Scrub areas to Surgery and Delivery and so
forth. GFCI receptacles are not required.
PATIENT BEDROOMS. Critical care patient bed locations will be
provided with a minimum of eight identified duplex receptacles, and general
care patient bed locations will be provided with a minimum of four duplex
receptacles. Receptacle adjacent to the wash basin in patient bedroom toilets
shall be provided with ground fault circuit interrupter protection for
personnel. All receptacles will be hospital grade.
Two identified hospital grade receptacles
RENAL DIALYSIS UNITS
shall be provided on each side of the patient bed or lounge chair. Provide one
or more normal and emergency critical branch powered receptacles.
NURSERIES. Each intensive care nursery provided with 16 simplex
receptacles. Each intermediate care nursery will be provided with eight
simplex receptacles. Each nursery in admission, observation, and continuing
care will be provided with four simplex receptacles. Normal care nurseries
will be provided with one simplex receptacle. Receptacles will be 20-ampere,
125-volt, 2-pole, 3-wire, straight blade, grounded type. Floor mounted
receptacles will not be used. Ceiling mounted receptacles or groups of
receptacles should be considered for nursery locations not adjacent to a wall
or column. A minimum of one 60-ampere, 250-volt, 2-pole, 3-wire, twist lock,
grounded type, flush mounted receptacle for mobile fluoroscopy unit will be
provided in each nursery.
OPERATING ROOM AND DELIVERY ROOM. Each operating and delivery
room will be provided with 36 simplex or duplex receptacles, 12 in each
service column, and six on each wall mounted 3 feet above floor. Receptacles
will be 20-ampere, 125-volt, 2-pole, 3-wire, straight blade, grounded type.
Each operating and delivery room will also be provided with one 60-ampere,
250-volt, 2-pole, 3-wire, twist lock, grounded-type flush mounted receptacle
for mobile fluoroscopy unit or laser photo coagulator.
LABORATORY RECEPTACLES. Above laboratory benches, 20 ampere
duplex receptacles will be strip mounted 18 inches on center. Install strips
of multi-outlet assemblies above laboratory bench countertops, with 20-ampere
duplex receptacles placed 500 mm (18-inches) on center, or closer. Adjacent
duplex receptacles will be connected to different circuits and not more than
two duplex receptacles will be connected to each circuit.
PATIENT CARE AREA GROUNDING. General care areas and critical care
areas including all anesthetizing locations will be provided with a grounding
system as required by NFPA-99 and 70. Grounding system design and initial
testing will be included in the contract documents.
INHALATION ANESTHETIZING LOCATION. All inhalation anesthetizing
locations will be classified and designed as a nonflammable inhalation
anesthetizing location. Operating rooms, delivery rooms, oral surgery,
cardiac catheterization and other special
procedure rooms are not considered
wet areas. Isolated power systems will not be provided except for areas
designated as critical care wet areas by the Using Service. Ground fault
circuit interrupters will not be provided. Design will conform to the
requirements of NFPA-70 and 99. Each operating and delivery room will be
provided with two three phase panelboards located within the room. Each panel
will be fed from a separate critical branch subpanel and whenever practicable
from separate critical branch automatic transfer switches. Panels will be
connected to the same phase. Grounding in inhalation anesthetizing locations
will be in accordance with paragraph "Patient Care Area Grounding" above.
FLAMMABLE ANESTHETIZING LOCATION. Flammable anesthetizing
locations may only be used for training in major teaching medical centers and