In the name of Allah the Merciful

Manual of Hospital Planning and Designing; For Medical Administrators, Architects and Planners

Ajay Garg; Anil Dewan, 9789811684562, 9789811684555, 978-9811684562, 978-9811684555

English | 2022 | PDF

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This book is a one-stop resource on all the critical aspects of planning  and designing hospitals, one of the most complex healthcare projects to  undertake.
A well-planned and designed hospital should control  infection rate, provide safety to patients, caregivers and visitors,  help improve patients' recovery and have scope for future expansion and  change. Reinforcing these basic principles, guidance on such effective  planning and designing is the key focus. Readers are offered insights  into eliminating shortcomings at every stage of setting up a hospital  which may not be feasible to rectify later on through alterations.  Chapters from 1 to 12 of the book provide exhaustive notes on initial  planning, such as detailed project reports, feasibility studies, and  area calculation. Chapters 13 to 27 include designing and layout of all  the essential departments/units such as OPD, emergency, intermediate  care, diagnostics, operating rooms, and intensive care units. Chapters  28 to 37 cover designing support services like sterilization department,  pharmacy, medical gas pipeline, kitchen, laundry, medical record, and  mortuary. Chapters 38 to 48 take the readers through planning other  services like air-conditioning and ventilation, fire safety, extra low  voltage, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services. Chapter 49 is  for the planning of medical equipment. A particular chapter on "Green"  hospital designing is included.
This book is a single essential  tabletop reference for hospital consultants, medical and hospital  administrators, hospital designers, architecture students, and hospital  promoters.