Using the Health Care Physical Environment to Prevent and Control Infection is the result of a three-year initiative of the Centers for Disease Control... read more
This monograph includes information, tips, and case studies to help health care facilities reduce energy use. Topics include procurement, benchmarking, new construction, funding of energy projects, and more.
This monograph covers the mechanics of LED lighting and shows relevant applications in health care facilities. It explains how hospitals can use LEDs to save resources and improve the patient and staff experience.
ASHE's new emergency preparedness tool helps to prepare for emergencies and ensure a compliant and safe physical environment.
This monograph defines eight competencies essential to health care facility management, addresses the emerging need for competencies related to real... read more
ASHE has created a new crosswalk that compares K-Tags with Joint Commission, NFPA, and International Code Council requirements.
Many health care facilities are in need of greater investment to improve the country’s health care infrastructure—including areas that will improve safety and... read more
This monograph shows health care facility managers how to conduct succession planning for their departments and shows individuals in all positions how to develop a path for personal career development.
Facility departments provide value to their organizations in a variety of ways, including... read more
This website provides articles, monographs, and tools to help members understand the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule on emergency preparedness.
This regulatory advisory from the American Hospital Association explains CMS's emergency preparedness rule and provides hospitals with next steps to comply with the new regulations.
This Inside ASHE article recaps the 2016 ASHE Annual Conference and provides a summary of regulatory news discussed at the conference, including Joint Commission changes and CMS emergency preparedness.
This Inside ASHE article explains how Memorial Hermann Southwest Heart and Vascular Hospital has cut energy costs.
This Inside ASHE article explains how to differentiate between various types of medical and hazardous waste in health care facilities.
This Inside ASHE article explains how a hospital used a unified workflow to create efficiency.
This ASHE chart shows members each requirement of the new CMS emergency preparedness rule; gives a summary of CMS’s reasoning behind the... read more
This alert explains new CMS emergency preparedness requirements for health care facilities that will require emergency plans; policies and procedures; a communication plan; and training and testing.
This 2016 Annual Conference session recording provides an overview of NFPA 99:Health Care Facilities Code, including topics such as... read more
This Annual Conference session recording covers the 2008 edition of ASHRAE 170 and addenda as referenced by the 2012 edition of NFPA 99. With CMS adopting ASHRAE 170 as a Condition of Participation, it is critical to understand this standard.
CMS has adopted the 2012 edition of NFPA 101, and this ASHE Annual Conference session recording will introduce... read more
This ASHE video outlines changes made in 2016 to the CMS Conditions of Participation regulating health care facilities.
CMS is making a correction to its rule adopting the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99. The correction, which was published in the Federal Register on... read more
ASHE is providing members with guidance and answers to frequently asked questions regarding the new Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation, which took effect July 5, 2016.
This webinar covers the core elements of hand hygiene best practices for both the health care provider and support team as well as strategies to engage patients in the hand hygiene program.
This article explains occupancy types for ambulatory surgical centers.
The 2012 edition of NFPA 101 contains numerous... read more
This article explains what the CMS adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code means for hospitals.
This website provides articles, monographs, and tools to help members understand the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation now that CMS has adopted the 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code.
This advocacy alert from May 3, 2016, explains the CMS adoption of the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99.
This webinar recording explores ways to increase awareness and reporting of workplace violence in... read more
This webinar details the impact of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 on new health care facilities.
This sample policy and procedure, a Word document that you can amend for use in your facility, covers the above-the-ceiling permitting to comply with Joint Commission standard LS.02.01.10.
This Inside ASHE article explains a new CDC-ASHE project aimed at reducing health care associated infections through better facility and design.
This Inside ASHE article covers emergency management mobile technology.
This Inside ASHE article shows ways facility professionals can work with the C-Suite to gain support for infrastructure projects before systems fail.
This Inside ASHE article discusses ways to improve thermal comfort and the patient experience. It details six factors that contribute to thermal comfort and ways hospitals can measure and improve it.
This Inside ASHE article show how Seattle Children's adapted a former big box retail location into a health care clinic.
This webinar recording highlights the impact of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 will have on existing health care facilities and the rationale behind the changes from the 2000 edition.
This document explains how to document standards to comply with Joint Commission standard EC.02.03.05.
St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Florida, won the 2015 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award for its project aimed at reducing common area slips, trips, and falls.
Purdue University is expanding its offerings to students interested in health care. Purdue is creating a health care construction management major.
Becoming a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) or Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) can give your career a boost and help your resume stand out among a crowded field of applicants.
This document explains medical gas cylinder requirements and clarifies how to comply with Joint Commission standard EC.02.06.01.
This sample policy and procedure, a Word document you can download and amend to use in your facility, covers medical gas cylinder storage in patient care areas.
This downloadable Word document is a sample pressure relationship policy you can customize to fit the needs of your facility.
This downloadable inspection log can help your facility maintain battery powered lights for use in emergencies.
This recorded webinar discusses the latest information about an important Federal Communications Commission decision that will allow unlicensed... read more
This article from Inside ASHE magazine suggests questions to ask at staff meetings to help with emergency preparedness.
This Inside ASHE article discusses how smaller facilities, including clinics and satellite offices, can manage energy.
This article in Inside ASHE explains how facility managers can work to reduce costs in a time of mergers and acquisitions.
This Inside ASHE article explores different ways that facilities can reduce overtime costs.
This Inside ASHE article explores some best practices for reducing costs in health care facilities.
This article explains how the ASHE commissioning process can be used to generate positive cash flow.
This article explains monitor-based commissioning.
This article explains the benefits of certifications such as CHFM and CHC.
In this member to member feature in Inside ASHE magazine, the author explores the motivations behind safety excellence and the importance of taking a patient-centric approach to life safety.
This member to member feature in Inside ASHE explains how safety professionals should remember basic safety programs in addition to life safety and construction safety.
This Inside ASHE article explains how filtration design for hospital air systems can help reduce health care-associated infections (HAIs).
This Inside ASHE article provides information on a new customized e-learning program available for the FGI Guidelines.
This Inside ASHE article outlines how a formal roof management plan can help with day-to-day operations and long-term planning.
This article based on a session at the 2015 PDC Summit explains how Baystate Health took a best-practices approach for cost-effective life safety compliance.
Many ASHE members are receiving rejection notices on equivalencies because of a revamped process for submitting and approving equivalencies. The issue affects both... read more
This alert from April 2015 urges members to tell the FCC to reject all proposals that do not ensure interference-free patient monitoring through WMTS devices.
A new ASHE monograph explores risk assessment of medical equipment—a key part of the Joint Commission’s Environment of Care Management Plans. The monograph,... read more
This Inside ASHE article explains the concept of flexible design and answers common questions about the concept.
This Inside ASHE article explores efforts to make U.S. hospitals more resilient, including an initiative from the White House focused on protecting hospitals from natural disasters.
This Inside ASHE article explains how a Texas hospital worked with facility professionals around the world to support a huge pediatric AIDS care and treatment program.
ASHE members can use this downloadable template to help document waivers offered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) a facility chooses to use. The document can be tailored to the needs of each facility.
A change in the standards regulating operating room humidity levels may conflict with the instructions for use on some equipment and supplies routinely used in surgery. This advisory explains the issue and gives members guidance on how to proceed.
This document compares relocatable power tap (RPT) waiver requirements from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with previous guidance from the National Fire Protection Association Health Care Interpretations Task Force and ASHE.
This sample power strip policy document created by ASHE can be adjusted to fit your facility’s needs. It discusses the use of relocatable power taps (RPTs).
This document is a comprehensive list of categorical waivers offered by CMS. It also includes instructions on using the waivers.
This webpage contains information for and about ASHE affiliated chapters. It contains links to a chapter map with chapter contact information, affiliation agreement materials, a chapter calendar of... read more
This Inside ASHE article explains ASHE resources to boost your career, including continuing education programs and certifications.
This Inside ASHE article explains the Colorado Association of Healthcare Engineers and Directors (CAHED) tool belt program for technicians, electricians, and others.
The lack of empirical data on the nature of plug loads in the health care setting requires designers to estimate plug load based on simultaneous peak use of equipment.... read more
This ASHE issue brief explains how CMS is offering waivers for hospitals that want to use power strips, or relocatable power taps (RPTs), under certain conditions.
This memo from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) allows hospitals to use categorical waivers if they want to use relocatable power taps (RPTs), or power strips, in patient areas under certain conditions.
This Inside ASHE article explores ways that health care facilities can use sustainability to save resources and cut costs.
This Inside ASHE article explains how ASHE members can take free online classes focused on sustainability and energy savings.
This Inside ASHE article explores how Swedish Medical Center in Washington State met sustainability goals and provided operational efficiency and annual savings.
This Inside ASHE article includes a list of 22 helpful online tools and apps to help with time management, project management, productivity, organization, and more.
In response to growing concern about interference from new digital television transmitters and from low-power television transmitters, as well as greater use of private land mobile radio equipment, the... read more
This article in the 2014 ASHE Advocacy Report discusses code improvement efforts, including ASHE's work with the International Code Council.
This article from the 2014 ASHE Advocacy Report explains how codes and standards regulating health care facilities are intended to be minimum standards, not best practices.
This article from the 2014 ASHE Advocacy Report explains how Hurricane Sandy and other disasters show the need for updated codes and standards related to emergency preparedness.
This article and chart from the 2014 ASHE Advocacy Report discusses accreditation options for hospitals and health care facilities.
This article from the 2014 ASHE Advocacy Report discusses ways to get involved with ASHE advocacy efforts.
This article from the 2014 ASHE Advocacy Report gives direction on how to get the latest edition of the FGI Guidelines adopted in your state.
This Inside ASHE article offers advice on how facility managers can keep construction projects running smoothly during all phases of the planning, design, and construction process.
This Inside ASHE article gives tips from the Joint Commission on how to properly store medical gas cylinders.
This Inside ASHE article relates the experiences of a hospital hit hard by Hurricane Katrina and its long road to recovery.
This Inside ASHE article discusses how lessons one hospital learned in Hurricane Floyd helped the facility deal with Superstorm Sandy.
This Inside ASHE article shows how a facility used Six Sigma tools and process improvements to reduce temperature variations between set points and the actual temperatures in patient rooms.
This issue brief explains that CMS does not allow power strips for use with medical equipment in patient treatment areas.
This Inside ASHE article states that making flexibility a key design element is one way health care facility executives and designers are creating buildings that will stand the test of time.
This Inside ASHE article explores several programs for the health care construction field, including the Certified Healthcare Constructor program, the Healthcare Construction... read more
This Inside ASHE article explains the specialized design and construction requirements needed for proton therapy centers.
This ASHE issue brief explains that CMS has clarified that hospitals may use alternative preventive maintenance schedules for most hospital equipment.
In this memorandum (S&C-13-55-LSC), CMS describes the survey and enforcement process pursuant to the August 13, 2013 deadline for installation of automatic sprinkler systems in all nursing homes that participate in Medicare or Medicaid.