HCS 446 Week 1 Discussion Question 1
Why do we begin the planning process by evaluating the current facility? Why is the work done during the preplanning stage so critical to the future success of the project?
Please consider and integrate the weekly reading into formulating your response.
HCS 446 Week 1 Discussion Question 2
What key facility planning issues are likely to be raised by stakeholders and why is it important to communicate with and address any issues that are raised?
HCS 446 week 1 Individual Assignment Facility Planning - Part I
Research health care facilities in your area that are either new or are being renovated. Your research will help you select your project focus. Your selections are limited to an ambulatory care clinic; a clinic within a hospital, such as an emergency room, surgical center, or an OB unit; a family clinic, an outpatient clinic, or a long-term care facility.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you describe your selected facility. Include the following elements in your paper:
Community or facility need for the building or renovation
Type of population you are serving
Description of the facility you have selected
HCS 446 Week 2 Discussion Question 1
Why is it important to plan a facility that minimizes inpatient transfers
HCS 446 Week 2 Discussion Question 2
What are some appropriate uses for carpeting and commercial-grade sheet vinyl flooring in an inpatient health care facility? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
HCS 446 Week 2 Team Assignment Environmental Impact Outline
Resource: Environmental Impact Outline document on the student website
Develop an outline for hazardous waste management, fire and safety management, disaster management, security management, or ADA guidelines for a renovation or new planning of a health care facility. Each team is assigned a different area so there is no duplication. The outline will then be used for a final presentation in Week Five.
Include the following information in your outline:
Write an overview of your assigned environmental impact issue.
Examine local, state, and federal legal and regulatory requirements. Consider the following agencies:
o Occupational Safety and Health Administration
o Joint Commission of the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
o Your state’s health planning and development agency
o Department of Health and Human Services
o Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments and other agencies as applicable to facility planning
Is there a Certificate of Need (CON) program for your state? If so, explain the program. If there is not a CON for your state, was there one in the past and when was it eliminated?
What are issues to consider when meeting the International Building Code for a facility?
What measurements may be done in advance of the new plan or renovation?
List the stakeholders that may play a role in your development
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word outline with your findings.
Format your outline consistent with APA guidelines.