Links to USP <797> text.
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 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).
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 website provides articles, monographs, and tools to help members understand the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule on emergency preparedness.
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 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 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 ASHE webpage houses several resources on using power strips, or relocatable power taps (RPTs), in patient care areas.
This advisory clarifies that certain manuals from the Joint Commission erroneously published the time frame requirements for testing fire and smoke... read more
This advisory explains the 2009 Joint Commission revised requirements for the Hospital Accreditation Program.
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.
The Inspecting and Maintaining Swinging Doors Handbook translates into layman’s terms the codes and requirements for door safety in today’s... read more
The 2014 Guidelines for Health Care Facilities: Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities is proposing to add... 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.
This webinar details the impact of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 on new health care facilities.
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.
The 2012 edition of NFPA 101 contains numerous... read more
This recorded webinar provides a brief overview of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code® with specific emphasis on health care occupancy chapters.