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 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.
Articles and regulatory advisories for hospitals on registering wireless medical telemetry service (WMTS) equipment
In response to growing concern about interference from new digital television transmitters and from low-power television transmitters, as well as greater use of private land mobile radio equipment, the... 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
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.
Links to USP <797> text.
ASHE has created a spreadsheet showing the calculations for a range of temperatures. Click the button below to download this spreadsheet.
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.
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 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 comprehensive security assessment form provides a checklist for hospitals to assess their security programs, including a security management plan, training, reporting procedures, keys and locks, procedures for high-risk areas, and so on.
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).
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
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 webpage includes several resources aimed at preventing workplace violence, active shooters, and other security issues at health care facilities.
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 addresses news stories about the potential for a higher occurrence of Legionella spp. in electronic-eye faucets that raised some concern among the... read more
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 provides members with guidance on how to prepare for swine flu cases.
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 checklist produced by the Greater New York Hospital Association itemizes potential facility issues for review after a disaster and is not to be construed as... 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
Facility departments provide value to their organizations in a variety of ways, including... read more
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
The 2014 Guidelines for Health Care Facilities: Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities is proposing to add... read more
Waste takes on many forms (discrete, synergistic, and systemic) in the project delivery processes that have been instilled in us over the past 100 years.... read more
While the planning and design of health care facilities represents only a small part of the overall cost of a building over its lifetime, if properly... read more
Operating Room HVAC setback has the potential to save significant energy and operating costs but has not yet been widely implemented for a variety... read more
Conventional commissioning practices designed to produce high performance health facilities frequently fail to yield their intended results. The... read more
While there are currently about 100 hospitals in the United States with hybrid capability, that number is expected to increase by 15 percent each year... read more
Due to the combination of aging facilities, thin operating margins, and competing needs for capital, many hospitals have obsolete, inefficient, and... 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 recording explores ways to increase awareness and reporting of workplace violence in... read more
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.
This On Demand recording discusses case studies of hospitals that have addressed health care design challenges. The recording also shows how the Center for Health Design is collecting research to offer new approaches to common challenges.
The 2012 edition of NFPA 101 contains numerous... read more
This webinar recording explains how a well-designed emergency power system can help health care facilities provide uninterrupted patient care and comfort during routine power outages—as well as during unplanned outages.
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.
This ASHE Annual Conference session recording covers Chapter 43 of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101, which provides clarification on levels of building renovations and when compliance with new construction would be required.