Guidelines & Recommendations for Ventilation, Construction, and Renovation of Hospitals

CDC Guidelines for Prevention of Healthcare Associated Pneumonia. MMWR 2004

CDC Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities, 2003 refer to section: "Recommendations - Air"

CDC Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings June, 2007

Non-CDC publications that contain recommendations for construction of hospitals

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AIA recommendations:
Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities, 2006*
The American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health and the Facility Guidelines Institute, with assistance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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APIC Recommendations:
APIC State-of-the-Art Report: The role of infection control during construction in health care facilities. AJIC 1999

Date last modified: April 18, 2008
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Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP)
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