Nurse Call System

Q: Could you please tell me or point me to the requirements for nurse call systems in a hospital? I am particularly interested in the application requirements for nurse call system “zone lights”, and the auxiliary rooms where audible and visible annunciation is required. I have reviewed our local DHEC regulations in South Carolina, but they are not as clear as I had hoped…

A: I would recommend the 2014 Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities. They have quite a bit to say about nurse call systems.