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The Evolving Role of FGI: Updates to the 2022 Guidelines

Description: 

This webinar will feature a brief introduction to FGI and the feature highlights and updates to the FGI 2022 Edition. The Facility Guidelines Institute is an independent 501 c3 not for profit organization that promotes consensus-based guidelines and publications, advised by research, to advance quality health care design. FGI produces three distinct volumes for the planning, design, and construction for 1) Hospitals 2) Outpatient Facilities and 3) Residential Health Care and Support Facilities.  There is a regular review and revision cycle every four years, where consensus methodology is used to produce improved future editions of the Guidelines. FGI 2022, is the latest in the 75-year history of the Guidelines and is an update from the 2018 edition. The 2022 edition of the Guidelines has been updated with a few topics that note the evolving role of FGI in promoting patient centered care, building resiliency during community emergencies, the impact that design can have on palliative and end of life care, flexibility to reduce overcrowding in Emergency Departments, and new design guidelines for behavioral and mental health crisis units. As the needs of planning, design and construction for healthcare facilities evolves, FGI responds with updated editions of the Guidelines. 

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the history and brief introduction to FGI along with their evolving role in the planning, design and construction of healthcare facilities.  
  • Identify changes to the 2022 FGI Guidelines and their application to the design  of person-centered medical care. 
  • Understand the updated requirements for multi-purpose patient care settings, lighting, nurse call and ligature resistant design in behavioral health spaces that increase the health, safety and welfare of patients and workers. 
  • Evaluate the changes to single-patient care exam/observation rooms and the impacts of dual entry on patient care. 
  • Understand the changes in the outpatient guidelines to encourage flexibility in the use of patient care spaces and its positive effects on patients.  

This session was recorded live on November 8, 2022.

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Instructors

  • Anne M. Cox

    AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

    Senior Principal | A3C Collaborative Architecture

    Anne M. Cox is a Board-Certified Health Care Architect, who is a Senior Principal at A3C...
  • Charles A. Michelson

    AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

    President | Saltz Michelson Architects

    Charles Michelson is president of the firm Saltz Michelson Architects, a 32 person Broward County...
  • Gregg D. Ostrow

    AIA

    Architect/Consultant 

    Gregg graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Architecture...
  • Dusica Stankovic

    AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

    Architect | HOK St. Louis

    Dusica Stankovic is a project architect and medical planner with over 30 years’ experience Europe...