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.
This Inside ASHE article describes how to use engineering and equipment planning to create successful operating room spaces.
This Inside ASHE article details ways to ensure that sterile processing departments are working properly and gives information on SPD flow.
This Excel tool provides a checklist for environmental tours, including items related to fire safety, safety management, utilities, infection control, hazardous material, security, medical equipment, emergency management, and staff knowledge.
This downloadable inspection log can help your facility maintain battery powered lights for use in emergencies.
This Inside ASHE article discusses how smaller facilities, including clinics and satellite offices, can manage energy.
This article explains how measurement and verification programs help inform facility management decisions and the commissioning process.
A common question is whether emergency eyewash/shower facilities are required in blood draw areas or other areas where there are potential exposures to blood. This article explains... read more
This Inside ASHE article explains how filtration design for hospital air systems can help reduce health care-associated infections (HAIs).
This Inside ASHE article explains how to develop data centers with energy efficiency in mind.
This Inside ASHE article explains how to assess hospital pneumatic tube systems and outlines factors to consider when designing such systems.
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 how a Texas hospital worked with facility professionals around the world to support a huge pediatric AIDS care and treatment program.
This Inside ASHE article explains how proper fire protection system design can improve HCAHPS scores and raise satisfaction.
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 highlights the differences between relocatable power taps (RPTs), or power strips, with special purpose RPTs (SPRPTs).
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).
ASHE developed this risk assessment tool to help health care facility professionals comply with the risk-based, patient-focused approach required by NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Codes... read more
Hospitals face new requirements and more challenges today than ever before. These challenges demand a holistic approach to EP system management—blending utility management... read more