FGI 2022 Edition: Changes Coming to the Emergency Department

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 2pm EDT

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Join us to learn more about the major additions and revisions coming to the Emergency Department chapter within the upcoming release of FGI 2022 Edition. Bryan Langlands (NBBJ) and Virginia Pankey (HOK) both members of the Health Guidelines Review Committee for the 2022 Edition will review the upcoming changes.


On a four-year cycle, the FGI Guidelines document is revised with its next edition set to be released January 2022. With the new FGI 2022 Guidelines quite a number of changes have taken place within the Emergency Department chapter.  Separate task groups were established to work on the new edition and the Emergency Department was thoroughly reviewed.

A number of new spaces have been included for the first time:  The low-acuity treatment area designed for “vertical” or recliner-centric type patients; the behavioral and mental health treatment room for behavioral and mental health patients who also require medical examination and treatment; the flexible secure treatment room intended to clarify the flexing of the secure holding room to be an examination position when not in use for behavioral and mental health patients.

Some significant additions and revisions to front end arrival and security of the emergency department, and a full rewriting of the decontamination section to include minimum requirements for interior room and exterior structures.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the major revisions the Emergency Department chapter has undergone for the FGI 2022 Edition document.
  • Discuss the need for the new low-acuity treatment area being included in the FGI 2022 Edition document.
  • Explain the benefits of the additional types of spaces to treat behavior and mental health patients.
  • Understand the concept and requirements for Behavioral Health Crisis Units.

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  • Bryan Langlands


    NBBJ, Principal & Senior Medical Planner & Steering Committee Member, FGI 2022 Edition

    Bryan Langlands is a principal and senior medical planner with NBBJ in NYC. His clients include NYU...
  • Yvonne Nagy


    Managing Principal, HDR

    Yvonne Nagy, Managing Principal, has over 20 years of experience working for clients including...
  • Virginia Pankey


    Senior Medical Planner, HOK

    The broad range of interests in the built environment has allowed Virginia experience in many...