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Advocacy Tools
May 7, 2020
The pre-disaster self-assessment consists of an assessment of critical infrastructure and an estimate of evacuation time.
Advocacy Tools
Dec 18, 2019
This video by American Society for Health Care Engineering members at Baptist Health in Conway, Ark., teaches health care facility managers to work with hospital staff to ensure a joyous – and safe – holiday season.
Advocacy Tools
Dec 10, 2019
In this video a clean storage room is closely examined. Can you identify the infection control, life safety, and environment of care issues?
Advocacy Tools
Dec 10, 2019
In this video a nurse's station is very active during a typical day. Can you identify the infection control, life safety, and environment of care issues?
Advocacy Tools
Dec 10, 2019
In this video an environmental services employee accesses his cart and proceeds to clean the patient corridor. Can you identify the infection control, life safety, and environment of care issues?
Advocacy Tools
Dec 10, 2019
In this video a nurse enters a patient's room to check on the patient during typical rounding. Can you identify the infection control, life safety, and environment of care issues?
Advocacy Tools
Jul 1, 2019
An effective preventive maintenance work flow should begin from the beginning of a construction project. ASHE’s “Construction to Maintenance Work Flow Tool” provides a diagram to help ensure that preventive maintenance operations are ingrained into the building of new facilities.
Advocacy Tools
Jul 1, 2019
The performance of hazard surveillance rounds, as it relates to indoor air quality (IAQ), provides a key opportunity to identify IAQ issues. ASHE's “Indoor Air Quality Checklist Tool” can be used to supplement hazard surveillance rounds and incorporate items related to IAQ.
Advocacy Tools
May 8, 2019
This checklist can help health care facilities inspect fire doors to ensure compliance with Joint Commission standard LS.02.01.10.
Advocacy Tools
Apr 9, 2019
Taming building automation system alarm fatigue
Advocacy 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.
Advocacy 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  
Advocacy 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  
Advocacy 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.
Advocacy 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.