FGI Presents at 2017 MED|Ed Facilities Conference

On April 4th and 5th, members of the 2018 FGI Health Guidelines Revision Committee will present six sessions at the 2017 MED|Ed Facilities conference in Boston, Massachusetts. These sessions will focus on revisions coming to the 2018 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction documents (one for hospitals, one for outpatient facilities and one for residential health, care and support facilities), with some opportunity for feedback from the audience. The sessions include:

  • A Sneak Preview of the 2018 Guidelines – Are you Ready for Change?
  • New FGI Guidelines Document Dedicated to Outpatient Facilities
  • Noise & Acoustics: What’s New in the 2018 FGI Guidelines
  • Sterile Processing Department Design and HVAC Considerations
  • The 2018 Guidelines: Major Revisions to Procedure, Operating, and Imaging Rooms
  • Improving Safety and Security in Health Care Facilities

Information about FGI’s participation and additional details about the conference are available on the conference website. MED|Ed ‘s exhibit area will provide opportunities for product manufacturers to display products to the design and construction professionals who attend the event.

Douglas S. Erickson, FASHE, CHFM, HFDP, CHC, CEO of the Facility Guidelines Institute, comments, “FGI partners with numerous other organizations to develop the Guidelines and other practical, evidence-informed publications. We’re excited about the opportunity to be an educational collaborator with MED|ED and to share with the attendees the latest thinking of FGI’s Health Guidelines Revision Committee. This 100+ person committee of heathcare experts is putting the final touches on the 2018 series of Guidelines and will be addressing the major changes and the philosophy behind them at this conference. The 2018 publications will be issued in late November 2017 and will be adopted by states such as Massachusetts and New Jersey in 2018.”

Richard Vendola, MED|Ed Facilities Boston principal, notes, “To support our goal of delivering the highest quality educational programs for the design and construction professionals in the Northeast, we partnered with the premier experts on subject matter, and FGI is exactly that when it comes to standards for healthcare facilities. We are happy to be able to draw on FGI’s knowledge and experience.”

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Posted March 28, 2017

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