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Physical Environment Survey Readiness Program

FEEL PREPARED AND AT EASE WHEN SURVEYORS VISIT YOUR HEALTH CARE FACILITY.

Is your health care facility prepared for your next physical environment compliance survey? Are you currently in your survey window? Are you looking for help in being in continuous compliance?

ASHE’s Physical Environment Survey Readiness Program prepares attendees for their next surveys. The format of the course can be customized to address specific requirements and process of various accrediting organizations such as the Joint Commission, DNV and HFAP so that attendees get the information they need. Hospitals, ASHE-affiliated chapters, and other organizations can host this program on-site at their facilities.

PROGRAM OPTIONS

The full program is comprised of three one-day modules. Hosts can choose one, two, or all three of the following modules, in any combination.  Not sure which course to start with?  We have a one-day overview option too:

Environment of Care Module (1 Day)

This program will help health care facility professionals prepare for The Joint Commission environment of care survey.

* Participants will receive a copy of  NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities.(2012 edition)

Topics covered in this module

  • NFPA code overview (2012 edition)
  • Survey process
  • Plan
  • Safety and security
  • Hazardous materials and waste
  • Fire safety
  • Medical equipment
  • Utilities
  • Other physical environment requirements
  • Staff competency
  • Monitoring and improvement
  • Associated K-Tags
  • Related Accrediting Organization standards

Learning Objectives

  • Gain familiarity with the survey process.
  • Learn how to understand, prepare and organize the documentation needed for the survey.
  • Understand the relationship between all EC standards, k-tags and applicable codes.
  • Gain awareness of the most common and most critical findings along with recommendations for compliance
  • Learn strategies for compliance

Life Safety Module (1 Day)

This program will help health care facility professionals prepare for The Joint Commission life safety code survey.

* Participants will receive a copy of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code® (2012 edition).

Topics covered in this module

  • NFPA code overview (2012 edition)
  • Survey process
  • Administrative Activities - Statement of Conditions
  • Administrative Activities - Interim Life Safety Measures
  • Health Care Occupancy:
    • General Building Requirements
    • Means of Egress Requirements
    • Protection – Fire Alarm
    • Protection – Extinguishment
    • Special Provisions
    • Building Services
    • Operating Features
  • Associated K-Tags
  • Related Accrediting Organization standards

Learning Objectives

  • Gain familiarity with the survey process.
  • Learn how to understand, prepare and organize the documentation needed for the survey.
  • Understand the relationship between all LS standards, k-tags and applicable codes.
  • Gain awareness of the most common and most critical findings along with recommendations for compliance
  • Learn strategies for compliance

Emergency Management (1 Day)

This program will help health care facility professionals prepare for The Joint Commission emergency management survey.

*Participants will receive a copy of the Condition of participation: Emergency preparedness and an annotated copy of the COP.

Topics covered in this module

  • Foundation for the Emergency Operations Plan
  • The Plan for Response and Recovery
    • General Requirements
    • Communications
    • Resources and Assets
    • Security and Safety
    • Staff
    • Utilities
    • Patients
    • Disaster Volunteers
    • Volunteer Licensed Independent Practitioners
    • Volunteer Practitioners
  • Evaluation
  • Integrated Emergency Management Program
  • Associated E-Tags
  • Related Accrediting Organization standards

Learning Objectives

  • Gain familiarity with the survey process.
  • Learn how to understand, prepare and organize the documentation needed for the survey.
  • Understand the relationship between all EM standards, e-tags and CMS EP Final Rule.
  • Gain awareness of the most common and most critical findings along with recommendations for compliance
  • Learn strategies for compliance

Overview (1 Day)

Not sure which course to start with?  Take the overview course:


Physical Environment Survey Readiness Program Overview
This special one-day version of the course gives a high-level overview of the survey process and a look into the mind of a surveyor.  It will cover some of the Life Safety, Environment of Care and Emergency preparedness hot topics.  Choose this program if you’re not sure which in-depth module to start with. Attendees will gain insight into the methodology used by survey teams and deepen their understanding of the rules and regulations and most likely citations. Information will be organized in a manner you can take back and immediately put to use.

  • Prepare for your next survey
  • Identify the areas you may need to focus on prior to your next survey
  • Create a plan to ensure continuous compliance with physical environment standards
  • Discover the hot survey issues for the coming year

 

Provided with this program:

  • One, two, or three-day seminar
  • On-site course materials
  • Certificate of course attendance

HOTEL & TRAVEL

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Hotel Information Travel Discounts

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

INTENDED AUDIENCE AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Intended Audience

  • Quality department staff
  • Facility management staff
  • Consultants
  • EOC/Safety committee members
  • Regulatory compliance personnel
  • Accreditation managers
  • Senior leadership in support services
  • Risk management personnel
  • Emergency management staff and personnel

Learning Outcomes

  • Conditions of Participation and NFPA code overview (2012 edition)*
  • The survey process
  • Safety and security
  • Hazardous materials and waste
  • Fire safety
  • Medical equipment
  • Utilities
  • Other physical environment requirements
  • Staff competency
  • Monitoring and improvement

*other editions may be requested in advance.

PROGRAM PRICING

If you’re not an ASHE member, a membership can be added during the registration process to receive the member rate.

1 Day

  • ASHE Member: $565
  • Nonmember of ASHE: $665

2 Days

  • ASHE Member: $845
  • Nonmember of ASHE: $1045

3 Days

  • ASHE Member: $1145
  • Nonmember of ASHE: $1345

To receive a $75 additional registrant discount, you must use the same company name or email domain as a current registrant.  

Professional active member ($150) - an individual who is directly employed by a health care facility and who is interested in or has responsibility for the health care physical environment.

Associate member ($200) - an individual who is employed by a company or organization other than a health care facility that provides professional active members with professional, technical, and/or consulting services and/or products.

Become an ASHE member to receive the discounted rate along with all the Society has to offer!

MEET THE FACULTY

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PROGRAM AGENDA

Program Overview

DAY 1

7-8 a.m.

check-in/continental breakfast

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Lecture

12-1 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1-4 p.m.

Lecture

DAY 2

7-8 a.m.

check-in/continental breakfast

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Lecture

12-1 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1-4 p.m.

Lecture

DAY 3

7-8 a.m.

check-in/continental breakfast

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Lecture

12-1 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1-4 p.m.

Lecture

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AHA CECs

1 CEC = 1 contact hour

7 CECs - Environment of Care Module (1 Day)

7 CECs - Life Safety Module (1 Day)

7 CECs - Emergency Management (1 Day)

7 CECs - Overview (1 Day)

Credit hours can be used toward the renewal of the Certified Health Care Facility Manager (CHFM) credential and the Certified Health Care Constructor (CHC) credential.

CANCELLATION AND SUBSTITUTION POLICY

Registration fees, less a $75 cancellation fee, are refundable if written notice is received five working days prior to the program. Membership payment to renew/join ASHE is not refundable nor transferable. Please email a cancellation request to Son Cao at scao@aha.org or call 312-422-3803. Registrants unable to attend may send an alternate. If the alternate is not a member, the non-member fee will be applied. Transferring is subject to availability. No on-site substitutions will be allowed. ASHE reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the program due to insufficient registration.

ADA REQUIREMENTS

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DATES & LOCATIONS*

2019

March 17
Preconference at the 2019 PDC Summit
Life Safety Module Only
Phoenix, AZ
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April 10-12
Registration coming soon.
Attendees will be able to register for 1, 2, or 3 days.

July 14
Preconference at the 56th ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition
Baltimore, MD
Registration coming soon.

September 18-20
Chicago, IL
Registration coming soon.
Attendees will be able to register for 1, 2, or 3 days.

*Dates and locations subject to change.

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