Facilities for Cardiac Services

Facilities for Cardiac Services

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This documents contains best practice advice on the design and layout of new cardiac facilities within acute general hospitals, and the recommendations should also be applied when existing facilities are upgraded, where practical. It covers the following facilities: dedicated out-patient units for provision of consultation/examination and patient support/information services; non-invasive investigations units (for example for undertaking ECGs and echocardiography, and analysis of pacemakers and other implantable devices; catheter laboratories and associated facilities; minor cardiac procedures rooms; dedicated day case units (for admission, preparation, recovery and discharge of day patients undergoing invasive procedures; cardiac operating theatres and associated facilities. Key legislation affecting the provision of cardiac facilities is also highlighted. This edition of HBN 28 replaces the 2001 edition (ISBN 0113224559).13-49 Every bed position should incorporate a bed-head unit providing the following: 13-amp switched and shuttered ... However, where possible, a structured wiring system as described in the HGN a#39;Structured cabling for IT systemsa#39; shouldanbsp;...

Title:Facilities for Cardiac Services
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2006


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