Functional Area Zones.
See table 11-6 for zones provided in
Speaker Locations. Speakers will never be provided in the
following: private or multi-occupancy offices; recovery rooms; exam rooms;
libraries; patient bedrooms and staff sleeping rooms.
Sound Reinforcement Systems. Local sound systems, to include
microphones, speakers, and amplifiers, not connected to the program
distribution system, will be provided in chapels, auditoriums, and large
Medical/Dental Clinic Zoning. A separate zone for medical and a
separate zone for dental will be provided in combined Medical Dental clinics.
An all call for the entire facility will be maintained.
Microphone Quantities. The installation of microphones will be
limited. The using Service will provide guidance on the number and location
of microphone stations. Telephone system input is the preferred method.
RADIO PAGING SYSTEMS.
Radio Paging. One ultra high frequency (UHF) paging systems will
be provided for 100 percent coverage within the health facility.
recommended method is to furnish the system as part of the construction
contract. Leasing radio paging service is an option from a local provider.
An economic analyses shall be performed to determine the most advantageous
Pager Distribution. Pagers will be provided for all professional
and support personnel who either frequently work away from their primary areas
or whose services are required on call.
System Function. The system will utilize tone and vibration alert
paging receivers that display an alpha numeric message. Each pager will be
accessible by dialing a discrete set of digits via the telephone system.
Access will also be possible through a central control console within the
health facility or through the audio visual nurse call system. Facility
design shall include space in penthouse area, AC power and conduit for control
and coaxial cables. The radio page system shall interface with the nurse call
system if required by the using service.
Emergency Response Team Pagers. Pagers assigned to members of the
code and other emergency response teams will provide at least 3 separate and
distinct annunciations; one for routine calls and one for emergency calls.
These pagers will have two separate access codes, one for routine and one for
group alerting. The group alerting code will signal all units simultaneously.
Antennae Type and Mounting. Antenna type and mounting height will
be selected to provide complete facility coverage. Conduit must be provided
Power Requirements. All radio paging equipment will be connected
to the life safety branch of the emergency power system and rated for
The EMS system