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Jan 14, 2020
Every facilities manager, design engineer, code enforcement official, etc. knows by heart a particular line of code they want changed. However, for many reasons including, lack of time, lack of understanding the process, or thinking someone else will change it, so few are proactive in the code/standard development process. Being proactive in the code development process doesn’t mean that an individual must sit on a technical committee, hold advanced knowledge about a particular subject, or even be a member of the standard development organization (SDO).
Dec 20, 2019
Executive Summary ASHE has heard reports of surveyors issuing findings regarding the pressure relationship of operating rooms (ORs) and sterile storage rooms and the restricted areas of operating suites. ASHRAE 170 Table 7.1 Design Parameters indicates that operating rooms (OR) and sterile storage are to have a positive pressure relationship to adjacent areas. The FGI Guidelines Section 2.2-3.3.1.1(4) requires that the surgical suite be divided into two designated areas. The restricted area of the OR suite is intended to support a high level of asepsis control.
Dec 18, 2019
This video by American Society for Health Care Engineering members at Baptist Health in Conway, Ark., teaches health care facility managers to work with hospital staff to ensure a joyous – and safe – holiday season.
Dec 10, 2019
In this video a clean storage room is closely examined. Can you identify the infection control, life safety, and environment of care issues?
Dec 10, 2019
In this video a nurse's station is very active during a typical day. Can you identify the infection control, life safety, and environment of care issues?
Dec 10, 2019
In this video an environmental services employee accesses his cart and proceeds to clean the patient corridor. Can you identify the infection control, life safety, and environment of care issues?
Dec 10, 2019
In this video a nurse enters a patient's room to check on the patient during typical rounding. Can you identify the infection control, life safety, and environment of care issues?
Dec 9, 2019
This monograph will discuss why prioritizing the strategic modernization of the essential electrical systems in health care facilities is an effective solution for regulatory compliance and continuation of life safety and presents strategies for updating critical aging infrastructure that control costs and consider budget limitations while maximizing operator care and safety.
Nov 22, 2019
This American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) monograph discusses the physical environment provisions of USP and is primarily intended for the use of health care facility managers. The USP Risk Readiness Checklist, created by the American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM), will assist users in identifying areas where opportunities exist to comply with USP required standards.
Oct 9, 2019
- In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted new Conditions of Participation that incorporated the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99. CMS recently provided ASHE with the following guidance on some frequently asked questions regarding the new CMS requirements.
Sep 4, 2019
ASHE’s “Life Safety Decommissioning Tool” breaks down a number of life safety features no longer required by code, as well as recommendations to either decommission or maintain these features.
Aug 22, 2019
Speaker: Tatiana Guimaraes Learn how to identify the urgent need to challenge existing design practices and how designers accommodate this continuous change through flexibility and vision. This presentation highlights four different case studies that defy the current surgery design model.  
Aug 22, 2019
Speakers: Erica Larson and John Ryan Learn about the significant need for mental health services and facilities, the hurdles of navigating a specific legislative process, and the shifts in design for today’s non-institutionalized psychiatric settings.  
Aug 22, 2019
Speakers: Rebecca Lewis, Scott Miller, Jennifer Aliber, and Peter L. Bardwell This forum reviews recurring code issues, explores case studies, and discusses improvements to the codes that regulate the programming and planning of hospitals and health care facilities.  
Aug 22, 2019
The purpose of the AIA/AAH PDC Planning + Design Student Challenge is to produce a compelling design-to-budget proposal with teammates drawn from a hat. This roundtable discussion with student faculty advisors covers team development and collaboration, and the issues and lessons addressed are not unlike those encountered by teams in real life.  
Aug 22, 2019
Speakers: Catherine Gow, James Snyder and Lynn Lang Identify how populations are best served via community-based health care access to specialty care, and the care of medical conditions is improved by the quality within the community.    
Aug 16, 2019
Speakers: Walt Vernon and Jason D’Antona This session discusses how the evolution of demand factors for health care facility electrical systems have become irrelevant to today‘s health care facilities field.