1226.9 Chronic Dialysis Clinics
Individual patient treatment areas shall contain at least 80 square feet (7.44 m2). There shall be at least a 4-foot (1219 mm) space around and between beds and/or lounge chairs. In addition, the following shall be provided:
- Location. The treatment area may be an open area and shall be separate from administrative area and outpatient waiting room.
- Privacy. An open unit shall be designed to provide visual privacy for each patient.
When provided, refer to Section 1126.96.36.199.3.
Administrative center or nurse station shall be located within the dialysis treatment area and designed to provide visual observation of all patient stations. In addition, refer to Section 1188.8.131.52 for nurses' station(s) requirements.
Handwashing stations shall be directly accessible to the administrative center or nurses' station and to patient treatment areas. Handwashing stations shall be provided for each four patient stations and for each major fraction thereof. These shall be uniformly distributed to provide equal access from each patient station. Refer to Section 1224.3 for the definition of a handwashing station.
Provide patient toilet room(s) directly accessible from treatment area. The toilet shall be equipped with bedpan flushing attachment(s). Refer to Section 1184.108.40.206.
When dialyzers are reused, a reprocessing room is required and sized to perform the functions required and include one-way flow of materials from soiled to clean with provisions for a refrigerator for temporary storage of dialyzer, decontamination/cleaning areas, sinks, processors, computer processors and label printers, packaging area, dialyzer storage and disinfectants storage.
The water treatment equipment shall be located in an enclosed room.