Recommended standards for newborn ICU design, eighth edition

J Perinatol. 2013 Apr:33 Suppl 1:S2-16. doi: 10.1038/jp.2013.10.


This is the eighth edition of the Recommended Standards for Newborn ICU Design. It contains substantive changes in recommendations for patient room size and feeding preparation areas, and a number of refinements of previous Recommended Standards with respect to family space, hand hygiene, lighting and other aspects of the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) design.

Publication types

  • Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Hand Disinfection / standards
  • Hospital Design and Construction / standards*
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal*
  • Interior Design and Furnishings / standards
  • Laundry Service, Hospital / standards
  • Lighting
  • Operating Rooms / standards
  • Transportation of Patients
  • Ventilation / standards