1224.36 Renal Dialysis Service Space (Acute and Chronic)
If provided, renal dialysis service shall comply with the following:
Shall be located within the dialysis treatment area and designed to provide visual observation of all patient stations.
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.
Handwashing stations shall be directly accessible to the nurses' station and to patient treatment areas. Handwashing stations shall be provided for each four treatment stations, and for each major fraction thereof. These shall be uniformly distributed to provide equal access from each patient station.
The open unit shall be designed to provide privacy for each patient.
A clean utility room shall be provided. If the room is used for preparing patient care items, it shall contain a work counter, a handwashing fixture, and storage facilities for clean and sterile supplies. If the room is used only for storage and holding as part of a system for distribution of clean and sterile materials, the work counter and handwashing fixture may be omitted. Soiled and clean utility rooms or holding rooms shall be separated and have no direct connection.
If 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 (temporary storage or dialyzer), decontamination/cleaning areas, sinks, processors, computer processors and label printers, packaging area and dialyzer storage and disinfectants cabinets.
If a nourishment station for the dialysis service is provided, the nourishment station shall contain a sink, a work counter, a refrigerator, storage cabinets and equipment for serving nourishments as required.
The water treatment equipment shall be located in an enclosed room.
Storage for patients' belongings shall be provided.