Hospital 21: Breathing new Life in the 21st century Hospital
The UIA-PHG seminar entitled "Breathing new life in the 21st century hospital", which took place in Paris in 2018, addressed questions concerning the hospital of the future, digital hospitals and emerging trends in hospital design. The book also includes a special focus on new architectural design concepts specially tailored to accommodate the trend of ageing populations.
These issues have generated reflection about a new concept of Hospital buildings that should take into account continuous technology systems development (from robotics to big-data, modelling & simulation, etc.), which are necessary to best meet the healthcare needs of people and the community, ensuring technological integration, digitisation of functions and flexibility of the environment.
The UIA-PHG extends its thanks to co-editors Roberto Bologna and Thomas Schinko, as well as the supporting staff members at TESIS-University of Florence.
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Organization: Asociación Argentina de Arquitectura e Ingeniería Hospitalaria (Argentine Association of Hospital Architecture and Engineering)
Tittle: AADAIH COVID-19 Report
It is the first and only book published, to date, on the subject of rapid response prefabricated, redeployable healthcare architecture for global contexts. The history of and urgent need for evidence-based pre-and post-disaster mitigation health architecture is examined in the context of global climate change and its ramifications, including disease outbreaks and pandemics, armed conflict over scarce resources, mass population displacement and impacts on local communities. Eighty best practice planning and design guidelines are presented for determining project need, site selection and preparation criteria, transiting issues, offsite-onsite prefab modularity, functional requirements, and logistical support. The book concludes with a broad set of case studies for vehicular and stationary rapid response architecture for health.
1. CHES - Free CSA standards during COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) has made a selection of relevant standards available for no-fee view access through the online platform at the following link:
The following standards are currently included:
Z1600-17, Emergency and continuity management program
CAN/CSA-Z94.4-18, Selection, use, and care of respirators
CSA Z8002:19, Operation and maintenance of health care facilities
CSA Z317.2:19, Special requirements for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in health care facilities
Z8000-18, Canadian health care facilities
CAN/CSA-Z1630-17, Community paramedicine: Framework for program development
Z317.10-15, Handling of health care waste materials
CAN/CSA-Z317.13-17, Infection control during construction, renovation, and maintenance of health care facilities
Z317.14-17, Wayfinding for health care facilities
Z1003.1-18, Psychological health and safety in the paramedic service organizations
CAN/CSA-Z1003-13/BNQ 9700-803/2013 (R18), Psychological health and safety in the workplace – Prevention, promotion, and guidance to staged implementation
SPE Z1003 Implementation Handbook, Assembling the Pieces: An Implementation Guide to the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
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