This collection of articles will help health care facilities professionals understand and prepare for new trends that experts anticipate emerging in the near future of our field.
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 describes a literature study of the 886 requirements defined in ANSI/ASHE/ASHRAE Standard 170 Ventilation of Health Care Facilities to determine which requirements are supported by engineering and/or scientific evidence.
The Building Automation Alarm Management Tool will assist facility managers in creating standards within the Building Automation System and defining the appropriate response to each alarm type.
This new tool, developed by ASHE’s advocacy task force, can help facility managers determine which requirements can be completed in-house and the possible cost benefits of each.
This Environment of Care (EC) sample planning spreadsheet can help facility professionals track time frames for various EC testing intervals to ensure they aren’t missed.
This training video provides a brief explanation on how temperature and relative humidity affect one another.
ASHE has created a spreadsheet showing the calculations for a range of temperatures. Click the button below to download this spreadsheet.
Today You Are Health Care provides an overview of important issues in health care construction directed at... 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 tool will help to ensure that ASHE members understand what is required as they prepare for surveys by The Joint Commission and other accrediting bodies.
The Barrier Management Symposium Video Series dives into smoke and fire barrier management, as well as other fire resistance methods.
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.
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.
Capital renewal programs help facility leaders allocate capital for facility projects. This monograph, based on best practices in capital renewal, explains 12 key elements of an effective capital renewal program.
Many factors influence whether a health care organization choose to apply the most recent edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code® to a project. This monograph provides an... read more
The Inspecting and Maintaining Swinging Doors Handbook translates into layman’s terms the codes and requirements for door safety in today’s... read more
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.
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.
ASHE's Useful Service Life (USL) Assessment Tool and Facilities Condition Index (FCI) Calculator tool will allow you to calculate your infrastructure health.
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
The 2017 ASHE Advocacy Report includes articles on improving codes, code compliance, and outreach.
This new monograph outlines a standard method to calculate the area of health care spaces.
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.
In the past, with energy costs largely regulated and therefore fixed, hospital engineers simply purchased energy directly from local utilities. Today,... read more
This monograph is an outcome of the Healthcare Leadership Initiative on Maintenance of Power, a project of ASHE and Powered for Patients aimed at... read more
This monograph gives guidance to health care facilities on how to comply with ASHRAE Standard 188: Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water... read more
This monograph provides a detailed checklist that can be used to gather data and answer fundamental questions associated with the architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing,... read more
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 webpage includes several resources aimed at preventing workplace violence, active shooters, and other security issues at health care facilities.
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 announces the 2016 Energy to Care award winners.
This Inside ASHE article explains Energy to Care competitions and how they drive energy savings.
This Inside ASHE article shows how four hospitals reduced their energy consumption.
This Inside ASHE article summarizes information on improving the patient experience from the 2016 PDC Summit.
This Inside ASHE article explains how to get the most out of your hospital's electricity service and explains the basics of utility bills.
This Inside ASHE article explains how Memorial Hermann Southwest Heart and Vascular Hospital has cut energy costs.
This Inside ASHE article provides strategies for health care organizations to save resources through sustainability efforts.
This Inside ASHE article shows how to benchmark operations and maintenance in health care facilities.
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 Inside ASHE article shows how to transition a new facility from construction to operations and asset management.
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.
The 2016 ASHE Advocacy Report includes articles on improving codes, code compliance, and outreach.