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2.2-2.7.1 General
2.2-2.7.1.1 Application
Pediatric critical care units shall meet the requirements set forth for a general critical care unit in Section 2.2-2.6 (Critical Care Unit) as well as the requirements in this section.
2.2-2.7.1.2 Location
All entries to the pediatric critical care unit shall be secured with controlled access.
2.2-2.7.2 Pediatric Critical Care Patient Care Rooms and Areas
2.2-2.7.2.1 Reserved
*2.2-2.7.2.2 Space Requirements
(1) Space shall be provided at each bedside for families and visitors in addition to the space provided for staff. The space provided for parental accommodations and for movable furniture shall not limit or encroach on the minimum clearance requirements for staff and medical equipment around the patient's bed station.
*(2) Space shall be provided for recumbent sleep of a parent/visitor. Where the sleeping area is separate from the patient area, a communication system shall be provided.
A2.2-2.7.2.2 Patient rooms designed for specialized procedures requiring additional equipment (e.g., extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) may require clear floor area in addition to that in Section 2.2-2.6.2.2 (2) (Area).
A2.2-2.7.2.2 (2) Parent/visitor sleeping accommodations should be provided in the patient room.
2.2-2.7.3 Reserved
2.2-2.7.4 Airborne Infection Isolation (AII) Room
2.2-2.7.4.1
At least one AII room shall be provided in the pediatric critical care unit. The number of additional AII rooms shall be based on an ICRA.
2.2-2.7.4.2
Each AII room shall comply with the requirements in Section 2.1-2.4.2 (AII Room), except that the bathtub or shower is not required.
2.2-2.7.5 — 2.2-2.7.7 Reserved
2.2-2.7.8 Support Areas for the Pediatric Critical Care Unit
2.2-2.7.8.1 General
Support areas shall be provided to meet the requirements in Section 2.2-2.6.8 (Support Areas for the Critical Care Unit) and the requirements in this section.
2.2-2.7.8.2 — 2.2-2.7.8.3 Reserved
2.2-2.7.8.4 Consultation/Demonstration Room
This room shall be provided in the pediatric critical care unit.
2.2-2.7.8.5 — 2.2.-2.7.8.12 Reserved
*2.2-2.7.8.13 Equipment and Supply Storage
Provisions shall be made for formula and human milk storage.
A2.2-2.7.8.13 Equipment and supply storage
  1. Space allowances for pediatric beds and cribs are greater than those for adult beds because of the variation in bed/crib sizes to accommodate varying patient sizes. Therefore, the pediatric critical care unit may require more general storage than the minimum in Section 2.2-2.6.8.13 (2) (Equipment storage room or alcove).
  2. Formula storage may be located outside the unit but should be available for use at all times.
2.2-2.7.8.14 Reserved
2.2-2.7.8.15 Examination Room(s)
Where provided, examination rooms shall meet the requirements in Section 2.2-2.6.8.15 (Examination room).
2.2-2.7.9 Support Areas for Staff
Support areas shall be provided in accordance with Section 2.2-2.6.9 (Support Areas for Staff).
2.2-2.7.10 Support Areas for Families and Visitors
A family and visitor lounge shall be provided in accordance with the requirements in Section 2.1-2.10.1 (Family and Visitor Lounge).

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