An Introduction to Plumbing and Gas Systems for Medical Facilities

Author: J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.
Course #: 0005467

PDH : 4 hrs

Price: $40.00

Course Description

This course will introduce you to the basics of designing plumbing and gas systems for medical treatment facilities such as hospitals, medical and dental offices, and clinical and research medical and dental laboratories. You will learn about plumbing systems including cold and hot water; sanitary, storm and industrial (acid) drainage systems. You will learn fundamentals of medical gas systems including medical and dental compressed air, surgical handpiece drive air, medical-surgical vacuum, high and low dental vacuum, dental dust evacuation, waste anesthesia gas disposal, oxygen, nitrous oxide, sterilization and process (fuel) gas. This course will give engineers and others an introduction to plumbing systems for medical and dental treatment facilities and laboratories, as well as piping systems for various medical gasses. It will give design professionals the foundation they will need to address design issues for a variety of clinical, laboratory and research facilities. There is a short 25 question quiz located at the end of the course.

Learning Objectives

• Learn about waterborne pathogen prevention and control
• Learn about continuity of service and backflow prevention for potable water supply systems
• Learn about typical demand for hot water systems
• Learn about sanitary drainage systems including protection of special fixtures and equipment
• Learn about storm water disposal principles at medical treatment facilities
• Learn about fuel gas piping
• Learn about gas distribution systems for medical and dental treatment facilities
• Learn the fundamentals of medical compressed air systems
• Learn about dental compressed air system
• Learn the basics of clinical and research laboratory air systems