"Guidelines for Design and Construction
of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities"

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OSHPD 1, 2, 3 & 4 Location of Nurse Call Devices

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2.1- Emergency System Receptacles
► Electrical receptacle cover plates or electrical receptacles supplied from the emergency systems shall be distinctively colored or marked for identification. If color is used for identification purposes, the same color shall be used throughout the facility.
2.1-8.3.7 Call Stations
► Hospital signaling and nurse call equipment includes four types of call stations: patient stations, bath stations, staff stations, and code call stations.
2.1- Bath Stations - A bath station that can be activated by a person lying on the floor shall be provided at each patient toilet, bathtub, sitz bath, or shower well.
► Bath stations shall be turned off only at the station.
► Bath stations in shower stalls and tubs shall be located 5 to 6 feet above the floor, within normal view of the patient and within reach of the staff without having to step into the tub or shower.
► Bath stations shall be located to the side of toilets, within 12 inches of the front of the toilet bowl and 3 to 4 feet above the floor.
► A bath station shall be permitted to serve a toilet and a shower or other fixture if it is accessible to each.