PDH Online

Design Guide in Improving Hospital Safety

Credit: 36 PDH
Course Fee: $359.00
398 pages

Course Summary:

The information presented in this publication provides an exhaustive review of mitigation measures and design solutions that can improve the safety of hospitals in natural hazard events. However, this publication is not intended to be a comprehensive mitigation design manual that the reader can use to develop actual plans and specifications. It is intended as an introduction to the fundamental principles of natural hazard risk reduction, with an emphasis on mitigation planning and the design of hospital buildings. The information presented here is intended to help design professionals, hospital administrators, and facility managers understand the broad aspects of risk reduction methods and strategies, and integrate them into hospital designs.

Learning Objective:

  • Hospital design considerations
  • Making hospitals safe from earthquakes
  • Making hospitals safe from flooding
  • Making hospitals safe from high wind

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Course Content

Course Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Course 1

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