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Guides/Reports
May 8, 2019
First significant benchmarking effort in health care facility management operations based on information collected by IFMA and ASHE DOWNLOAD NOW
May 8, 2019
NFPA HITF interpretations, June 2010 on floor/ceiling assembly for occupancy separation, exit access from suites, fire doors, sprinkler clearance at perimeter. DOWNLOAD NOW
Guides/Reports
May 8, 2019
Expanded analysis of Health Facilities Management 2012 compensation survey by primary area of responsibility, organizational setting, number of beds, etc.
Guides/Reports
May 8, 2019
This 2013 ASHE Advocacy Report features articles on the unique hospital environment, improving codes and standards, and ways to get involved.
Guides/Reports
May 8, 2019
The 2014 ASHE Advocacy Report includes articles on improving codes, code compliance, and outreach.
Guides/Reports
May 2, 2019
This collection of articles will help health care facilities professionals understand and prepare for new trends that experts anticipate emerging in the near future of our field.
Compliance Tools
Apr 9, 2019
Taming building automation system alarm fatigue
Compliance Tools
Feb 28, 2019
Hospitals often rely on vendors for support and expertise to conduct code-specified inspections and testing of various systems. However, health facility managers may be unaware that some inspections and testing specified by code do not have to be conducted by a specially licensed or certified professional. Many of these procedures can be conducted in-house, such as fire doors and monthly fire extinguisher checks. However, many do not know that this category also includes firefighter elevator recall, fire/smoke damper testing, medical gas alarm panel testing and more.
Compliance Tools
Oct 22, 2018
This Environment of Care (EC) sample planning spreadsheet can help facility professionals track time frames for various EC testing intervals to ensure they aren’t missed. Download Tool  
Compliance Tools
Sep 21, 2018
This training video provides a brief explanation on how temperature and relative humidity affect one another. How to buy/build your own beaker set  
Sep 18, 2018
ASHE is developing resources to help members comply with new Conditions of Participation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which requires routine inspections of fire doors performed by "qualified persons." You don't need to have a special certification or third party training to be qualified, but ASHE is working to provide members with the information they need to create and implement door inspection and maintenance programs.
Compliance Tools
Aug 1, 2018
The ASHE CMS State Operations Manual Appendix A Crosswalk provides A-Tag information along with the related codes and standards applicable to the requirements for each A-Tag. To ensure that the tool is relevant to health care facility professionals, it focuses specifically on A-Tag requirements that affect the physical environment.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Jul 30, 2018
Barrier Management Symposium Video Series Fire and smoke barrier systems are designed to be used for horizontal evacuations in health care facilities. To work properly, the fire and smoke barriers need to be continuous. Yet fire and smoke barrier penetrations are a major source of physical environment citations from the Joint Commission.
Compliance Tools
Jun 25, 2018
Health facility managers should start with an accurate inventory of all fire alarm and suppression devices to assure that the requirements are met. ASHE has created a sample template to track the inventory and compare it against testing completed throughout the year.
Compliance Tools
Apr 21, 2018
A benchmarking modeling tool that includes staffing, materials, service contracts and utility costs with a comparison to ASHE and IFMA benchmarking tools. Download Tool    
Compliance Tools
Apr 18, 2018
This document provides a comparison of the regulations applicable to most hospitals. It is important to verify the editions of the codes and standards that are applicable in your jurisdiction. Some jurisdictions may have adopted a different edition of the building code for construction. Many states have adopted other editions of the NFPA’s Life Safety Code®. For additional information, contact your state agency responsible for licensing hospitals.
Compliance Tools
Jan 22, 2018
Beta version ASHE's Useful Service Life (USL) Assessment Tool and Facilities Condition Index (FCI) Calculator tool will allow you to calculate your infrastructure health. Specifically, it will allow you to explore the useful life of the various buildings, facilities and systems within your organziations and campus[es] by rating the Useful Service Life (USL) condition of each building on 15 different components (e.g. roofs/covering, flooring, foundation) across 36 different systems (e.g.
Compliance Tools
Sep 13, 2017
This tool can be used to assess operating rooms to determine whether they are wet procedure locations. The tool can be used to help comply with the 2012 edition of NFPA 99. The tool methodology is provided, and can be customized to meet the needs of various health care organizations. Download Tool