On March 21, 2020, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Investigatons (OI), Digital Investigatons Branch (DIB), in cooperation with investigative and intelligence partners have become aware of a potential information involving a security vulnerability impacting the healthcare and public health care sector (HPH). In an e?ort to support the security of networks within the U.S.
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Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 03/25/2020 Please bookmark this page and check back often as we continue to update this information as needed.
Mar 18, 2020
Recorded Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Jonathan Flannery, ASHE’s senior associate director of advocacy, provides a brief overview of COVID-19 and its far-reaching impact. This webinar recording for health care facilities professionals will cover how to best prepare your facility. Learning Objectives:
Mar 13, 2020
Last updated: 3/26/2020 ASHE has created a resource page to assist health care facilities professionals in their efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The resources cover critical operations such as air quality, safety and security, emergency preparedness and infection prevention. Please bookmark this page and check back often as we continue to update this information as needed.
Mar 3, 2020
Designing and installing new special locking arrangements can be a challenging process, and assessing existing locking arrangements for compliance is often even more challenging. This tool was developed to assist in designing and documenting special locking arrangements.
Feb 25, 2020
Feb 14, 2020
Speaker: ASHE Get trusted answers to your compliance questions from a panel of code experts. Download the Presentation Download the PDF
Feb 12, 2020
Jan 24, 2020
Jan 23, 2020
ASHE has acknowledged proven best practices and partnered with health care professionals to provide a tool to enable health care organizations to manage their most valuable assets. This will aid users in articulating a risk assessment model, and it will provide a comprehensive explanation of how the model enables organizations to maintain compliance. Download the Tool
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 2.2-220.127.116.11(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.