This risk assessment tool has been developed to help health care facility staff comply with the risk-based, patient-focused approach described by the 2021 version of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code.
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This tool leverages existing core infection control risk assessment (ICRA) principles to establish a framework for water safety management during health care construction and renovation projects.
This document outlines a team approach, starting with the health care organization leadership setting the expectations and cyber-risk mitigation tone for the project. When executive leadership empowers information technology, operational technology and facilities professionals, an effective cyber-risk mitigation plan can be enacted. A thoughtful cyber-risk process addresses the safety, efficiency and compliance goals of the health care facility.
The Joint Commission (TJC) introduced changes to the Emergency Management (EM) standards which became effective on July 1, 2022.
Help prepare your facility for adverse weather-related events through this article and adverse weather checklist available to ASHE members.
Regulations and Interpretive Guidelines for Hospitals) contains all CMS requirements and survey guidance for a hospital alternate equipment maintenance (AEM) program. These risk assessment factors are generally not the same as the more common factors that hospitals have used in the past for utility system risk assessments.
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
This risk assessment tool has been developed to help health care facility staff comply with the risk-based, patient-focused approach required by NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code beginning with the 2012 edition.This completed risk assessment should be used to determine the steps needed to respond to the identified risks as outlined in NFPA 99. It should be kept as a record of the decisions made and updated annually.
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