Facility Management

Physical Environment Survey Readiness Program Tools

Planning, Design, and Construction

Emergency Preparedness

  • NEW! ASHE's Hospital Emergency Preparedness Survey Readiness Checklist and Crosswalk Members Only Adobe PDF
    This checklist may help hospital facility professionals prepare for survey evaluations regarding emergency preparedness requirements from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Similar to the K-Tags CMS uses for life safety, the new series of E-Tags developed by CMS provide interpretive guidance for emergency preparedness requirements. The final emergency preparedness rule was issued on September 16, 2016, with an effective date of November 15, 2016. Facilities need to be in full compliance with these requirements no later than November 15, 2017, when surveyors will implement the use of the E Tags.
  • Community hazard vulnerability analysis (CHVA) tool  - Children's Hospital of Colorado  Members Only  MS Excel
    Developed by a group of experts, this Excel file can be used by health care organizations to assess their vulnerabilities and help manage their emergency preparedness programs.  ASHE members are permitted to adapt this Excel tool for use at their facilities. Attached is the Excel file and a  PDF showing sample results  Members Only  Adobe PDF. (To use the Excel file, delete the sample data from the Data Entry sheet and enable the macros to create the rest of the information based on your data.)
  • Hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA) tool  Members Only  MS Excel
    This tool was developed by ASHE member James Kari, who began with the HVA tool originally published by Kaiser and made widely available. Kari adapted the tool to compare planning, mitigation, response, and recovery scores to risk scores, rather than incorporating this information into the risk scores. His intention was to facilitate the development of improvement efforts commensurate with the actual level of risk.  ASHE members are permitted to adapt this Excel tool for use at their facilities. Attached is the Excel file and a  PDF with sample results  Members Only  Adobe PDF.
  • Health care security readiness assessment tool  - New Jersey Hospital Association  Members Only  Adobe PDF
    This checklist cites basic security practices that facilities should already have attained or be in the process of implementing; organizations can use this tool to identify basic security gaps that need to be corrected.  (Posted on with permission.)
  • Medical-surgical supply formulary by disaster scenario  - Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM)
    These disaster supply formularies, compiled by AHRMM and two industry partners, are intended as a starting point for planning and coordinating hospital supplies for a natural disaster or other emergency.


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