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.
ASHE has created a new crosswalk that compares K-Tags with Joint Commission, NFPA, and International Code Council requirements.
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.
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 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
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
The Barrier Management Symposium Video Series dives into smoke and fire barrier management, as well as other fire resistance methods.
This webpage contains a variety of conference recordings that ASHE members can access for free. These on-demand seminars allow members to learn about topics such as code compliance; facility... read more
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
The ASHE monographs are a series of publications that cover single topics in clinical/biomedical engineering, facility engineering, design and construction, and safety and security... read more
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 webpage contains information for and about ASHE affiliated chapters. It contains links to a chapter map with chapter contact information, affiliation agreement materials, a chapter calendar of... read more
This article explains the ASHE commissioning process, including the systems to be commissioned and the process phases.
This Inside ASHE article explains ASHE resources to boost your career, including continuing education programs and certifications.
This Inside ASHE article explains the benefits of the ASHE internship program for host hospitals and interns.
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 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 Inside ASHE article announces the 2016 Energy to Care award winners.
This article in Inside ASHE explains the collaboration between the Joint Commission and ASHE that will provide compliance resources.
This article explains how the ASHE commissioning process can be used to generate positive cash flow.
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 Inside ASHE article explores ASHE's strategic imperatives and work being done in 2015 to advance member value, sustainability, and succession planning.
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 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 brief Inside ASHE article explains ASHE's advocacy work and introduces its advocacy team.
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 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
This alert from April 2015 urges members to tell the FCC to reject all proposals that do not ensure interference-free patient monitoring through WMTS devices.
The 2017 ASHE Advocacy Report includes articles on improving codes, code compliance, and outreach.
The 2016 ASHE Advocacy Report includes articles on improving codes, code compliance, and outreach.