The Surgical and Endovascular Services Design Guide (PG-18-12 Chapter 286) was developed as a design tool to assist VA clinical, contracting, planning, construction and engineering staff to better understand the design process, and to better enhance their collaboration with the design team throughout the planning and design phases of a specific project. This Design Guide is not intended to be project-specific.
It addresses the general space and equipment planning, as well as functional and technical requirements of the Surgical and Endovascular Suite. While this document incorporates strategies to address adaptability, it is not possible to foresee all future requirements. It is important to note that the Section 4 – Design Guide Templates presents generic graphic representations illustrating space, equipment and related engineered system needs. They are not intended to limit design opportunities and adaptations.