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
Today You Are Health Care provides an overview of important issues in health care construction directed at... read more
This training video provides a brief explanation on how temperature and relative humidity affect one another.
ASHE's Useful Service Life (USL) Assessment Tool and Facilities Condition Index (FCI) Calculator tool will allow you to calculate your infrastructure health.
ASHE has created a spreadsheet showing the calculations for a range of temperatures. Click the button below to download this spreadsheet.
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 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 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.
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
Conventional commissioning practices designed to produce high performance health facilities frequently fail to yield their intended results. The... read more
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.
This webinar demonstrates ASHE’s health care FSES tool and provides the information needed to present alternative compliance solutions for your facility through use of NFPA 101A methodology.
In this Annual Conference session recording, ASHE's codes and standards experts discuss emerging codes and standards issues facing health care facilities and offer answers to specific questions on codes including NFPA 101 and NFPA 99.
This recorded webinar discusses the collaboration between ASHE and the Joint Commission to create new compliance resources.
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 provides a step-by-step model for building a business case in support of energy resiliency investments in health care facilities. It also includes other best practices and ways to support resiliency.
ASHE's Life Safety Risk Assessment Tool, a matrix of risk tolerance, allows for an organization to document the severity of occurrence and the impact of a deficiency.
This issue brief explains that CMS does not allow power strips for use with medical equipment in patient treatment areas.
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.
ASHE's new emergency preparedness tool helps to prepare for emergencies and ensure a compliant and safe physical environment.