ASHE's Useful Service Life (USL) Assessment Tool and Facilities Condition Index (FCI) Calculator tool will allow you to calculate your infrastructure health.
This recording of a webinar from May 27, 2016, gives a practical guide on how to inspect swinging fire doors with builders hardware. This resource is available as part of ASHE's Focus on Compliance project with the Joint Commission.
This webinar covers the core elements of hand hygiene best practices for both the health care provider and support team as well as strategies to engage patients in the hand hygiene program.
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 article explains how to implement operations and maintenance training programs to deliver results.
This article explains potential problems with fire door operation, explains code requirements, and offers tips on creating a door inspection program.
This Inside ASHE article outlines how a formal roof management plan can help with day-to-day operations and long-term planning.
This Inside ASHE article explains how to assess hospital pneumatic tube systems and outlines factors to consider when designing such systems.
This Inside ASHE article focuses on proper coil maintenance and how to clean condenser coils in cooling appliances.
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 ASHE issue brief explains that CMS has clarified that hospitals may use alternative preventive maintenance schedules for most hospital equipment.
This CMS memorandum (S&C 14-07-Hospital) supersedes S&C 12-07-Hospital,... read more
As health care facilities undergo remodeling projects, the belief--or hope--often exists that current facilities are capable of handling increased electrical loads. But a piecemeal... read more
This ASHE issue brief explains that CMS states that only under certain conditions hospitals may perform maintenance, inspections, and... read more
In this memo, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outlines alternate equipment... read more
Checklist Provides Evidence-Based Criteria to Help Health Care Facilities Select Furniture The health care community’s increased focus on patient safety and sustainability... read more
This advisory explains an EPA proposal from 2014 that will affect certain hospitals with new or existing coal-, biomass-, and oil-fired boilers. Natural gas... read more