Design Criteria - Clinical Sink in a Medical Surgical Unit

What is the requirement for design criteria on clinical sinks in medical/surgical units?

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For new, altered, or renovated space, organizations are expected to comply with either state rules or regulations (if applicable), or the 2018 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals.  Per the FGI Guidelines, patient care units are required to have a soiled workroom that contains a flushing-rim clinical service sink with a bedpan-rinsing device or equivalent flushing-rim fixture (2.1-2.8.12.2).  Commonly referred to as “hoppers,” these sinks are used for disposal of liquid clinical waste.

Reference EC.02.06.05 EP1
Last updated on May 15, 2020
Manual: Home Care
Chapter: Environment of Care EC

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