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  • FGI
    CEU – Pod People: Low-Acuity Patient Treatment Stations in the ED
    Edition: 2018
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- Webinar – Pod People: Low-Acuity Patient Treatment Stations in the ED

Content Description

Pod People: Low-Acuity Patient Treatment Stations in the ED

Presenters: Bryan Langlands, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED GA, NBBJ; and Christine Carr, MD, FACEP, Medical University of South Carolina


Across the United States, providers in overcrowded emergency departments (EDs) are forced to treat low-acuity vertical patients in makeshift treatment spaces (e.g., open waiting areas and hallways) that do not meet minimum standards for space, acoustics, or privacy. Health care organizations are looking for ways to manage these low-acuity patients and improve turnaround times and patient satisfaction scores for all patients.


This webinar will review the challenges of innovating in the ED design arena and introduce new concepts to be proposed for the 2022 edition of the FGI Guidelines. Low-acuity patients (ESI Levels 5, 4, and some ESI Level 3) often require only a chair or recliner and could receive treatment in smaller, appropriately sized stations that include all necessary medical utilities. Presently, AHJs have no guidance for regulating these spaces as there is no provision for low-acuity care stations in the Guidelines; the draft 2022 language intended to remedy this will be discussed along with the split flow concept of ED traffic that it supports.

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About FGI

About FGI, the Guidelines, and the HGRC


The Facility Guidelines Institute is a not-for-profit corporation founded to provide leadership and continuity to the Guidelines revision process. The Guidelines for Design and Construction documents are used by states to regulate health care facility design and construction, as code through adoption, as a basis for state written codes, as an adjunct to state codes, or for reference. The Health Guidelines Revision Committee (HGRC) is a multidisciplinary consensus body of clinicians, administrators, architects, engineers, and authorities having jurisdiction that is convened every four years to revise and update the Guidelines documents.


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