ASHE has created a new crosswalk that compares K-Tags with Joint Commission, NFPA, and International Code Council requirements.
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 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 Focus on Compliance webpage provides information on common noncompliance areas, including items being supported from sprinkler systems, inadequate sprinkler maintenance, and obstructions being stored within 18" of a sprinkler head.
This webpages includes resources on maintaining building and fire protection features to comply with Joint Commission standard LS.02.01.10.
This ASHE webpage houses several resources on using power strips, or relocatable power taps (RPTs), in patient care areas.
This PowerPoint presentation details LS.02.01.20 and locking requirements included in the Life Safety Code.
This document explains how to document maintenance, testing, and inspection of fire safety systems to comply with Joint Commission standard EC.02.03.05.
This document explains how to document standards to comply with Joint Commission standard EC.02.03.05.
This webpage shows hospitals how to maintain fire safety equipment and fire safety building features, and how to comply with Joint Commission Standard EC.02.03.05.
This document explains how to document activities such as inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems to comply with Joint Commission standard EC.02.03.05.
This webpage includes resources for hospitals to establish and maintain a safe, functional environment and comply with Joint Commission standard EC.02.06.01.
This document explains medical gas cylinder requirements and clarifies how to comply with Joint Commission standard EC.02.06.01.
This webpage includes links to external resources related to occupational and patient safety that could help hospitals comply with Joint Commission standard EC.02.06.01.
This webpage addresses ways to maintain the integrity of the means of egress and comply with Joint Commission standard LS.02.01.20.
This excerpt from the Mechanical Systems Handbook for Health Care Facilities explains the importance of indoor air quality and the HVAC factors that contribute to indoor air quality.
This image shows how air pressurization works, and describes positive and negative pressurization.
This excerpt from the Mechanical Systems Handbook for Health Care Facilities describes methods to provide adequate outdoor air supply to indoor spaces.
This excerpt from the Mechanical Systems Handbook for Health Care Facilities shows minimum filter efficiencies according to ASHRAE standards.
This excerpt from the Mechanical Systems Handbook for Health Care Facilities details factors contributing to microbial contamination in indoor environments. It also includes information on fungi and legionella.
This excerpt from the Mechanical Systems Handbook for Health Care Facilities details special HVAC requirements for operating rooms, including air change rates and filtration.
This excerpt from the Mechanical Systems Handbook for Health Care Facilities gives an overview of psychrometrics and includes psychrometric charts.
This short video explains how the ventilation system in hospitals is key in preventing the spread of airborne contaminants and pathogens.
This downloadable Word document is a sample monthly log for maintaining special ventilation rooms.
This downloadable Word document is a sample pressure relationship policy you can customize to fit the needs of your facility.
This downloadable Word document is a sample policy for labeling electrical panels and utilities for shut downs.
This downloadable Word document is a policy on maintaining utility system drawings and documents to aid in the shutdown process during emergencies.
This downloadable inspection log can help your facility maintain battery powered lights for use in emergencies.
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 document highlights the differences between relocatable power taps (RPTs), or power strips, with special purpose RPTs (SPRPTs).
This document is a comprehensive list of categorical waivers offered by CMS. It also includes instructions on using the waivers.
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
ASHE has pulled together the following Ebola preparedness resources to help ASHE members find useful information on the virus. This website will be updated regularly with the latest information and guidance on detecting and responding to Ebola.
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
The links below lead to memoranda, guidance, and instructions the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued to communicate and clarify its policies for state survey agencies and CMS regional offices.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides the Health Care Interpretations Task Force (HITF) to help reconcile different interpretations of codes and standards applied to... read more
Articles and regulatory advisories for hospitals on registering wireless medical telemetry service (WMTS) equipment