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7 ONLINE ASHE COURSES THAT BENEFIT HEALTH CARE FACILITY TEAMS

Monday, May 7, 2018

Every health care facility professional can benefit from continued education. Whether you’re planning to renovate a new facility or preparing for a visit from the Joint Commission, enrolling in an ASHE-designed online course is a smart and stress-free way to elevate your knowledge.

If you don’t have the time to attend a course in person, online courses are a great option. You can take them at your own pace and in the comfort of your home.

Here are seven ASHE online courses designed to benefit health care facility professionals:

Image: Medical Gas Cylinder Storage e-Learning Course 1. Medical Gas Cylinder Storage e-Learning Course
AHA CEUs: 0.2 CEUs (2 contact hours)
Intended audience Technicians, facility managers and directors, compliance officers, and environmental and safety managers

The storage and use of medical gas cylinders is a seemingly simple task. However, there are several key regulations that will affect a hospital’s strategy for locating, storing, and using cylinders. This e-learning course helps guide users to understand the segregation of cylinders, the meaning of “in-use” physical storage, transfilling gases, transportation, signage, and labeling requirements. This course also provides users with key code references to the 2012 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code. More information about this online course can be found here.


Image: Electrical Systems for Health Care Facilities e-Learning Program 2. Electrical Systems for Health Care Facilities e-Learning Program
AHA CEUs: 1.2 CEUs (12 contact hours)
Intended audience: Health care facility managers and directors, design and construction project managers, contractors whose work impacts the electrical distribution system, and those who are new to the health care facility field

Electrical power is critical to health care. Without it, all other systems and utilities are at a standstill. This online course focuses primarily on hospital electrical systems, but is also applicable to other types of health care facilities where the electrical distribution system is required to be designed, constructed, and maintained with special provisions based on the care that is provided and health related services offered in that facility. More information about this online course can be found here.


Image: Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) Exam Review e-Learning Course 3. Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) Exam Review e-Learning Course
AHA CEUs: 0.6 CEUs (6 contact hours)
Intended audience: Health care facility managers and health care engineers and maintenance personnel

Designed to give you an edge in preparation for the Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) Exam, this online course will help you gain confidence in the five key competency areas of the CHFM test. Through a combination of informative slides, CHFM-formatted practice test questions, and study materials, you will feel more prepared to take the CHFM exam and also learn best practices for taking a computer-based test. More information about this course can be found here.

Health care facility professionals can also take the in-person Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) Exam Review Program at the 2018 ASHE Annual Conference on July 15 in Seattle. The on-site exam will take place at the conference on July 18. Learn more here.


Image: Application of NFPA 99 in Health Care Facilities e-Learning Course 4. Application of NFPA 99 in Health Care Facilities e-Learning Course
AHA CEUs: 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours)
Intended audience: Health care facility managers and directors and environmental or safety managers

NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code provides minimum health care facility requirements covering a broad spectrum of applications. The 2012 edition contains the most extensive changes since the inception of NFPA 99, including the change from a standard to a code and the shift to a risk-based approach. This course examines each topic area covered by the 2012 edition of NFPA 99. More information about this course can be found here.




Image: Health Care Construction: Subcontractor e-Learning Course 5. Health Care Construction: Subcontractor e-Learning Course
AHA CEUs: 0.5 CEUs (5 contact hours)
Intended audience: Subcontractors and specialty contractors working for health care facilities

As a subcontractor or specialty contractor, it’s important to understand the complexities of working in a health care construction environment. This self-paced, interactive course offers training for subcontractors and specialty contractors working in the health care environment. Participants will gain knowledge of the unique intricacies of working in a hospital or other health care facility, and can showcase their participation in this online course to market their subcontractor or specialty contractor services. More information about this online course can be found here.


Image: Finance and Budgeting for Facility Managers e-Learning Course 6. Finance and Budgeting for Facility Managers e-Learning Course
AHA CEUs: inance and Budgeting for Facility Managers e-Learning Course
Intended audience: Health care facility managers and directors, health care maintenance personnel, and those looking to earn their CHFM certification

Budgeting is one of the most important aspects of health care facility management. We have all heard the saying, “do more with less.” But without an adequate understanding of finances and the language of business, facility managers may have a more difficult time meeting that demand. This online course will give you a greater understanding of finances and budgeting in health care facilities. More information about this course can be found here.



Image: Managing Life Safety e-Learning Course 7. Managing Life Safety e-Learning Course
AHA CEUs: 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours)
Intended audience: Health care facility managers and directors and environmental or safety managers

Deciphering the various requirements of the Life Safety Code® and other standards is an intricate process. That is why ASHE created this online course to provide you and your team with the information and resources needed to manage your facility’s Life Safety program. This course ensures that you have the necessary information and resources to successfully manage programs as standards change. More information about this course can be found here.

Note: This online class currently reflects the 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code®.The course has been updated to reflect the 2012 edition, which CMS required beginning in November of 2016.

Have you seen ASHE’s newly redesigned On Demand Library?
Looking for more online learning opportunities? ASHE recently redesigned its On Demand Library. Members can now easily search through past webinars and select session recordings to find the content they need. Several featured recordings are also paired with a quiz to earn CEUs.

Join us in Seattle at the ASHE Annual Conference!
Although online learning can be beneficial, it may not fulfill all of your professional development needs. Face-to-face education and networking events, such as the ASHE Annual Conference, play a valuable role in helping you achieve your career goals. Join your colleagues in Seattle this summer and take your career to the next level!



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