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Monograph
This third edition monograph discusses only the physical environment aspects of USP , and is intended for the use of health care facility managers. It will aid those preparing for compliance with USP .
Compliance Tools
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.
Compliance Tools
These crosswalks allow facility professionals to understand how the accreditation standards align with the CMS Conditions of Participation (CoP’s) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and how these align with the adopted codes and standards. The crosswalks provide a comparison of the regulations applicable to most hospitals. This will allow facility professionals to better understand the standards and requirements and thus better prepare for survey evaluations within the physical environment.
Webinar Recordings
Just Ask ASHE: Q1 2021 Webinar Speaker: ASHE Get trusted answers to your compliance questions from a panel of code experts.  
Webinar Recordings
Just Ask ASHE: Q2 2020 Webinar Speaker: ASHE Get trusted answers to your compliance questions from a panel of code experts.  
Webinar Recordings
Just Ask ASHE: Q1 2020 Webinar Speaker: ASHE Get trusted answers to your compliance questions from a panel of code experts. Download the Presentation
Monograph
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.
Advocacy
- 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.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Speakers: Tim Adams, Sue Andersen, Kathy Tolomeo, David M. Sine, Kathryn Petrovic The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as the Joint Commission and other accrediting organizations are placing an increased emphasis on assessing risks and providing a physical environment consistent with the identified risks. This session focuses on the process of risk assessment and mitigation of behavioral health patient safety physical risks.  
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Speakers: Kirsten Waltz and Rebecca Lewis Learn about the flexible requirements and how to address a variety of projects types, from small clinics or doctor’s offices to tenant improvements in larger buildings to large medical office buildings with multiple clinical services.    
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Speakers: Bryan Langlands and Kevin Matuszewski Review revisions to the 2018 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities, focusing on the sections that address exam/treatment, procedure, operating, and imaging rooms.    
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Speakers: Dana Swenson, Wade Rudolph and Doug Erickson Learn about how key factors that influenced changes across the 2018 documents, including the decision to separate hospital and outpatient facilities, to better address the unique requirements for these facility types.    
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Speaker: Lennon Peake and Rebecca Morgenstern This session will detail the requirements of the NFPA 101-2012: Life Safety Code® and 2015 International Building Code for locking arrangements and the differences between the requirements contained in the two documents. The session will also discuss in detail the advantages, disadvantages, and appropriateness of the different types of locking arrangements as well as the most common design/installation mistakes associated with each type of arrangement.
Guides/Reports
This 2013 ASHE Advocacy Report features articles on the unique hospital environment, improving codes and standards, and ways to get involved.
Guides/Reports
The 2014 ASHE Advocacy Report includes articles on improving codes, code compliance, and outreach.
Guides/Reports
The 2015 ASHE Advocacy Report includes articles on improving codes, code compliance, and outreach.
Guides/Reports
The 2016 ASHE Advocacy Report includes articles on improving codes, code compliance, and outreach.
Advocacy
This document explains how to document standards to comply with Joint Commission standard EC.02.03.05. DOWNLOAD NOW