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The International Health Facility Guidelines (iHFG) represent a virtual encyclopaedia of knowledge for the Briefing, Planning and Design of Healthcare facilities. IHFG includes up to 33 Functional Planning Units or FPUs (eg Hospital Departments) and 450 ready to use IP free Medical Templates for immediate use. This is an indispensible tool in the hands of Healthcare Architects, Planners, Hospital Owners, Inspectors and Health Authorities.These guidelines are accessed through an intuitive User Interface which is divided into 5 parts:Part A- Administrative ProvisionsPart B- Health Facility Briefing and PlanningPart C- Access, Mobility, Occupational Health and SafetyPart D- Infection ControlPart E- EngineeringThe Medical Templates are provided as Standard Components or SCs.These are offered in two formats:Room Layout Sheets (RLS)- These are highly detailed A3 size Architectural plans complete with Metric dimensions, abbreviations, codes etc. Each of the 450 unique room type which makes up all the Hospital departments has been provided in Plan form plus 4 elevations including installation height of fixtures and equipment. The detail provided is almost ready to build. Designers are free to copy or use these plans in any way that suits their projects. The choice and responsibility will be theirs.Room Data Sheets (RDS)- Each of the above RLSs has a counterpart in written form called Room Data Sheets. These are from 2 to 6 pages of compact written description and specifications under several categories:Primary Information- Minimum size in m2, occupancy, special requirements, adjacencies etc.Building Fabric and Finishes- All requirements of the building fabric for each room including Floor, Walls, Wall protection, Ceiling, Cornice, Observation etc.Furniture and Fittings- All the non-serviced content in the room including chairs, tables, trolleys, bed screens etcFixtures and Equipment- All the serviced content in the room including sanitary fixtures and medical equipment etcBuilding Services- All the required serviced outlet types and quantities including power, lighting, nurse call, medical gas, data, hydraulics, security etcAll of the above are offered for viewing on the iPAD in PDF format. The application will check for updates at the source and will auto-download any changes to the device memory. This versionThe International Health Facility Guidelines (iHFG) have been created and are managed by Health Projects International (HPI), the acknowledged specialists in Health Planning and author of numerous international healthcare standards and guidelines. Various customisations of the iHFG are offered by HPIs international network (TAHPI).In this LITE version, only the the generic International iHFGs are provided for iPAD. It includes all the content described above.The separate PRO version of the application provides the above iHFG content as well as several other International Health Facility Guidelines in one convenient application. More Countries are added progressively as the application is updated.This version provides a Generic (international) set of Guidelines which can be used in any Country after checking with over-riding local regulations and Authority requirements.
What's new in this version:
This version adds many user-suggested features which are indispensible for Healthcare Designers, Inspectors and Officials. - Email the PDF Medical Templates (Standard Component Room Layout Sheets & Room Data Sheets) to yourself or others - Browse viewed or downloaded content to your PC within iTunes- Useability, tips and user guide inside the application