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Aug 15, 2019
Recorded October 27, 2016 Speakers: Joe Fiorito, Caterpillar Inc., Electric Power Division, Rental Manager; Ben Thomas, Caterpillar Inc., Electric Power Division, North American Product Support Manager A well-designed emergency power system is a quality asset to health care facilities by providing uninterrupted patient care and comfort during routine power outages, as well as through unplanned outages. This webinar will cover disaster preparedness, contingency and emergency response plans, and emergency system maintenance considerations.
May 8, 2019
This downloadable Word document is a policy on maintaining utility system drawings and documents to aid in the shutdown process during emergencies. DOWNLOAD NOW
Oct 3, 2015
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. Below is the Excel file and a PDF showing sample results. (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.)
Sep 29, 2014
The emergency power supply system (EPSS) is a critical hospital system, and its failure to function in a power outage can have tragic results. Not all authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) look at documentation of weekly inspections. Nonetheless, a weekly visual inspection is highly recommended. This checklist is based on charts in the Annex of the 2013 edition of NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems.
Sep 24, 2014
A sprinkler system can be complex with many different zones and valves. Some of those valves may be easily to locate. Others may be in more obscure locations. If there is a inadvertent sprinkler activation, or when maintenance or system modifications are being performed, it is imperative that sprinkler system valves be properly identified and can be quickly located. There are many forms of documentation that can help manage this process including accurate drawings, valve charts, valve identification tags or labels or other documentation for the sprinkler system.
Dec 31, 1969
Speakers: Steve Spaanbroek, Hank Wheeler & Mark Etheridge When natural disasters challenge the delivery of patient care, the infrastructure of a health care facility becomes more important than ever. In this session, two individuals whose health care facilities were severely affected by natural disasters will discuss how their organizations prepared for, responded to, and are now planning ahead for out-of-the ordinary events — be it a storm, a rapid influx of patients, or the failure of a utility that supports the facility.
Dec 31, 1969
Lessons learned from the perspective of health care facility managers, clinicians, and executive staff Speaker: ASHE In 2011 a tornado in Joplin, Missouri, devastated a community, including Mercy hospital. Mercy’s incredible story offers an opportunity to assess your facility’s emergency preparedness and to use their lessons learned to better prepare for potential future emergencies.  
Dec 31, 1969
Monday, May 22, 2017 Speaker: Susan McLaughlin, MBA, FASHE, CHFM, CHSP, Chief Operating Officer, MSL Healthcare Partners
Dec 31, 1969
Recorded October 24, 2016 Speaker: Jonathan Flannery, MHSA, CHFM, FASHE, FACHE, Senior Associate Director of Advocacy for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)