A new barrier-free burn center.
This article describes a barrier-free burn center that is accessible to persons with disabilities and that complies with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The burn center has 3 separate components : patient rooms, patient support facilities, and staff support facilities.
Thirteen rooms are used to care for 16 patients.
Two of the 13 rooms are accessible to people with disabilities.
These 2 rooms have wide doors that permit a wheelchair to pass through, and they have enough dear floor space for a wheelchair to make a 180° turn.
The rooms have a sink that is accessible from a wheelchair.
The bathrooms have large, clear floor spaces that allow for the turning of a wheelchair, elevated toilets, grab bars, and showers that permit wheelchair access.
Special wheelchairs that provide easier shower and commode access are available.
The patient support services feature a large hydrotherapy room that contains a table-shower system that allows a person in a wheelchair to gain access to both sides of the shower table.
A tub room has been constructed to provide compact patient bathing and hydromassage, and it is also accessible to people in wheelchairs.
The staff support services include a locker room that has a shower accessible to people with disabilities so that staff members with mobility disorders can work in the burn center. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Brûlure, Organisation, Equipement bâtiment, Equipement biomédical, Architecture, Mobilier, Virginie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Burn, Organization, Building equipment, Biomedical equipment, Architecture, Furniture, Virginia, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0487534
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 19/02/1999.