Field hospitals to face COVID-19: Requirements and lessons learned in the design and construction of the Lagoa Barra Hospital - Brazil
The construction of field hospitals has been a strategy adopted worldwide to face the consequences of the pandemic impacts caused by COVID-19 on healthcare systems. Specific characteristics of this pandemic, such as different ways and speeds of the disease transmission, and the implications at the population health and the productive system, has made the project, management, and construction of field hospitals for the patients with COVID-19 present specific features. In this work, for each phase of the FHLB implantation, we present the main concepts, premises, restrictions, and challenges, focusing mainly on the needs programs of the project that guided the configuration of the environments, the definition of the circulation flows, the typology of the beds, the main management tools used during the project's planning and control process, and in the lessons learned.
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