To help members understand the possible patient and staff safety risks, ASHE has developed a list of potential ligature points and other self-harm concerns for behavioral health areas.
The provided PowerPoint template can be used to create manual or electronic documentation for sprinkler system information, including valve locations and functions and areas served.... read more
This pre-move and occupancy coordination checklist was developed by the 2008 Planning, Design, and Construction Committee to help track and monitor activities associated with... read more
This checklist can be used to help evaluate a facility's compliance with certain elements of the 2010 Joint Commission Environment of Care and Life Safety standards that might be... read more
This document was compiled from a variety of institutional standard‐of‐practice documents used for construction of health care facilities. While intended to share best... read more
This advisory from 2011 explains that at a NFPA Technical Meeting debates ended with the acceptance by the NFPA membership of the 2012 edition of NFPA 99: Standard for Health Care Facilities.
NFPA 99: How to Conduct Operating Room Risk Assessments ASHE guidance on how to conduct a risk assessment to determine whether operating rooms are wet locations (February 2012)
This advisory explains that hospitals operating a medical telemetry system in the TV channel 37 Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (WMTS) band (608-614 MHz) need to know... read more
Conventional commissioning practices designed to produce high performance health facilities frequently fail to yield their intended results. The... read more
This 2013 ASHE Advocacy Report features articles on the unique hospital environment, improving codes and standards, the impact of health care facilities, and ways to get involved with advocacy efforts.
This article, on page 28 of the 2013 Advocacy Report, explains how ASHE urges states to adopt the latest edition of the FGI Guidelines. The article includes a map of FGI adoption by state.
This article, on page 52 of the 2013 Advocacy Report, explains how ASHE's Advocacy Highway promotes communication on local, state, and national issues.
This brief Inside ASHE article explains ASHE's advocacy work and introduces its advocacy team.
This Inside ASHE article shows how ASHE's internship program is attracting new students to the field of health care facility management while providing host hospitals with help.
This brief Inside ASHE article explains that ASHE members can take online classes to earn continuing education units through Energy University.
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 issue brief explains that CMS does not allow power strips for use with medical equipment in patient treatment areas.
The 2014 ASHE Advocacy Report includes articles on improving codes, code compliance, and outreach.
This Inside ASHE article states that the skills needed by hospital facility managers decades ago are vastly different than those needed by the present day facility professional.
This generator inspection checklist is based on charts in the Annex of the 2013 edition of NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems. The emergency power supply system... read more