Medical and Dental Space Planning: A Comprehensive Guide to Design, Equipment, and Clinical Procedures, 3rd Edition
Hardcover: 624 pages
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Medical and Dental Space Planning is an indispensable guide to the myriad of details that make a medical or dental practice efficient and productive.
The unique needs of more than thirty specialties, as well as primary care, are explained in the context of new technology and the many recent regulatory and compliance issues influencing design. Concepts are also presented for sports medicine facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, endoscopy suites, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, clinical labs, breast care centers, and large clinics.
An "inside look" at what goes on in each specialist’s office will familiarize readers with medical and dental procedures, how they are executed, and the types of equipment used. Technology has radically altered medical and dental practice: digital radiography, electronic medical records, and digital diagnostic instrumentation all have major implications for facility design.
The information is organized to make it easy to use and practical. Program tables accompany each medical and dental specialty to help the designer compute the number and size of required rooms and total square footage for each practice. These are among the topics covered:
- Changing Perspectives.
- Implications for Healthcare Design.
- General Parameters of Medical Space Planning.
- Practice of Medicine: Primary Care.
- Medicine: Specialized Suites.
- Diagnostic Medicine.
- Group Practice.
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers.
- Sports Medicine.
- Paramedical Suites.
- Practice of Dentistry.
- Impact of Color on the Medical Environment.
- Interior Finishes and Furniture.
- Construction Methods and Building Systems.
- Researching Codes and Reference Materials.
- Handicapped Accessible Toilet.
- Suggested Mounting Heights for View Box Illuminators.
- Specimen Pass-Through
- Medical Space Planning Questionnaire.
- Dental Space Planning Questionnaire.
This handy reference can be used during interviews for a "reality check" on a client’s program or during space planning. Other features, for example, help untangle the web of compliance and code issues governing office-based surgery. Illustrated with more than 580 photographs and drawings, Medical and Dental Space Planning, Third Edition is an essential tool for:
- physicians and dentists
- practice management consultants
- project managers
- interior designers
- medical managers
"This book has been a definitive reference on space planning of medical and dental facilities for decades. Its timely new edition will keep designers and practitioners ahead of the challenging developments transforming today’s healthcare facilities and practices."--Bill Rostenberg, FAIA, FACHA // SmithGroup, Incorporated
"Jain Malkin has long been at the forefront of the movement to transform the environment of health care through research-informed design. Her continual search for positive examples has resulted in wonderful books that should be on every serious practitioner's shelf. If we are to create new and better places for those working in, or impacted by, the health care field, we have much to learn from pioneers like Jain, and sources like her newest book." - D. Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects President, American College of Healthcare Architects
Jain Malkin is President of Jain Malkin Inc., a San Diego, California, interior architecture firm specializing in healthcare facilities. She teaches at Harvard University in the Graduate School of Design, lectures widely on the design of healing environments, and is the author of Hospital Interior Architecture.
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