The Joint Commission (TJC) introduced changes to the Emergency Management (EM) standards which became effective on July 1, 2022.
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Jun 8, 2022
Help prepare your facility for adverse weather-related events through this article and adverse weather checklist available to ASHE members.
May 9, 2022
Use this tool to assist your multidisciplinary group in assessing and prioritizing exercises for potential hazards/risk.
Aug 10, 2020
May 7, 2020
The pre-disaster self-assessment consists of an assessment of critical infrastructure and an estimate of evacuation time.
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.