The IVF Unit will provide facilities for In vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. IVF is one of several Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) used to help infertile couples to conceive a child.
Considering the above facts, Hospaccx team participates in ‘Planning and Designing of IVF Center’. This is macroficial study of IVF Center planning and designing if you want to get into more detail you can contact [email protected]
Planning & Designing Of IVF Centre
The IVF Unit may be developed as:
- a stand-alone unit
- a dedicated Unit within a general hospital
Structure of IVF centre
Location of IVF Centre in Hospital
- The Centre shall preferably be located on the ground floor.
- If it is located on an upper floor, the building should have an elevator that can accommodate a patient carrying stretcher or trolley.
- The design of the unit should create a pleasant, reassuring atmosphere for patients whilst retaining the necessary functional requirements associated with clinical spaces and laboratories.
Basic Layout of IVF Centre
Functional Areas the IVF Unit may consist of a number of Functional Zones:
- Reception Area
- waiting areas: one for men and one for women
- Waiting areas should be calm, comforting and relaxing. They should be divided for gender separation.
- Administration/ Records
- Interview Room
- Consult/ Examination room for each physician
- Ultrasound room
- Collection Room with ensuite shower and Toilet: Collection room should be discreet and private, enclosed rooms for collection of sperm samples.
- Toilets: one for men and one for women
Patient Procedural Zone:
- Operating Room/s for oocyte (egg) collection and re-implantation: Operating room will include equipment and facilities for egg collection and embryo transfer, under local anesthetic. Operating rooms will require adjacent Patient and Staff Change Rooms, scrub sink and patient toilet facilities. Minimum floor area requirement for the operation theatre is 100 square feet.
- Two treatment rooms
- Recovery areas
- Change areas and toilets for staff and patients
Laboratory Zone: Laboratory areas should be zoned in a restricted staff access only area.
- A sample withdrawal room
- A sperm treatment room/ Andrology Laboratory for sperm washing
- A freezing room
- An embryology laboratory
- Fast hormone analysis room
- A storeroom for surgery devices / solutions / laboratory equipment.
Staff & Support Zone:
- Clean-up and Disposal room
- Store rooms and Sterile store
- Offices, meeting rooms, staff room
- Sterilizing area: if the IVF unit is a stand-alone building, dedicated sterilizing facilities will be required
- Auxiliary rooms (clinical waste room / cleaner’s room with two sinks/water closets / offices / break rooms for visitors and workers)
- Laboratory areas should be located with a direct adjacent relationship to the Operating rooms for egg collection and re-implantation.
- Laboratories should be located in a separate zone away from the outpatient/ consult area and secured.
- The laboratory ventilation system should ensure that both humidity and temperature can be controlled to maximize embryo culture conditions. This includes ensuring adequate filtration to eliminate particles, Volatile Organic Compounds and Aldehydes using HEPA filters as well as activated charcoal and potassium permanganate as a minimum.
- The laboratory ventilation should provide positive air pressure in the embryology laboratory and allow for higher than average operating temperatures and humidity. The operating room and the embryo laboratory room shall be situated close to each other and have audio or visual contact.
- The embryology laboratory should have adequate space to ensure safe and comfortable working conditions and be of a design that is appropriate for the volume of procedures performed.
- Sperm Collection rooms have a close functional relationship with the Andrology Laboratory; specimens require rapid transfer to the laboratory to avoid deterioration.
- Office areas should be separate from the treatment and laboratory zone.
- Floor finishes should be appropriate to the function of the space.
- Consideration must be given to the appearance and quality of environment required e.g. non-institutional, acoustic performance, slip resistance, infection control, movement of trolleys and maintenance.
- Laboratory, Storage and Procedural areas should have vinyl or similar impervious floors; patient recovery areas and staff offices may be carpeted.
- Ceiling and wall finishes, laboratory cabinetry and bench tops should be easily cleaned.
- Privacy is essential for confidential conversations and interviews and will minimize stress and discomfort for patients.
- Patient privacy and confidentiality can be enhanced by provision of private interview rooms for personal discussions between staff and patients.
To conclude, The IVF clinic must have adequate functionalities to minimize any damaging effects upon reproductive cells and ensure good laboratory practice. Also, laboratory design should ensure optimal workflow over minimal distances while handling reproductive cells during all treatment phases.
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- Healthcare Architecture Design services
- MEP Design
- Landscape Design services
- Structural Design services
- Interior Design services
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