Design Criteria for Medical and Dental Suites in Amphibious Assault Ships.
Technical rept. Dec 76-Mar 77,
WHEELER INDUSTRIES INC WASHINGTON D C
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The Design Criteria for Medical and Dental Suites in Amphibious Assault Ships, March 1977, present in drawings and text the functional design requirements of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery for medicaldental suites in that type of ship. These suites are based upon design criteria which have been developed earlier for discrete types of dental and medical spaces, and are intended to combine appropriate numbers and types of such spaces into an optimal arrangement. This technical report takes into account the existing equipment limitations and shipboard constraints. Using the present state-of-the-art as a baseline, an outline of an R and D program will be developed. Accomplishment of this program is expected to reduce or to eliminate, in future ships, the effects of the existing equipment limitations and shipboard constraints. This R and D program will be developed as the design criteria are worked out and will be incorporated in the final report. Additionally, these design criteria are intended to assist the Naval Sea Systems Command in designing and building shipboard medical suites which will most efficiently and economically accomplish their purpose. They embody arrangements of modern types of equipment, which take advantage of recent advances in techniques and equipment design and, at the same time, require a minimum of space. It is expected that they will provide a rational basis for the usual structural and arrangement drawings. In so doing, they will effect a much-needed standardization for such suites. Author
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- Marine Engineering