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Monograph
Jul 21, 2021
This sustainability monograph guide was developed to lead facility managers on a path toward sustainability. Whether embarking on a new journey or solidifying an established effort, the guidance will help define a path to sustainability in your health care facility.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Jul 21, 2021
Description Many health care facility professionals have “inherited” older HVAC systems that were installed in their hospital’s original construction. These systems may be incapable of delivering the critical level of environmental control necessary in today’s ever-demanding patient care model. This technical session will give these professionals a fundamental understanding of the basic principles that must be considered in order to properly control their hospital OR.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Jul 21, 2021
Description Where does one start in the pursuit of the coveted Energy Star rating? Energy Star is a nationally recognized gold standard for energy efficiency. Why this is not every facility managers primary goal requires a deeper understanding of the true cost of such a milestone accomplishment. In this presentation the audience will learn and understand what the true cost is in not seeking Energy Star for their facility. This presentation will share demonstrated applications and outcomes from multiple facilities that have successfully implemented this program.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Jul 21, 2021
Description This session will cover the basics components, categories, and outcomes of an intelligent health care campus master plan. Participants will also take part in an ideation style workshop similar to the one BayCare Health used to develop its plan. Implementation strategies, financial costs, and lessons learned will be shared to provide participants with a comprehensive view of intelligent campus master plan strategies that they can use on their campus. Learning Objectives:
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Jul 21, 2021
Description One of the largest challenges for facility managers in establishing ENERGY STAR® as the design standard for their organizations is proving the value of the savings to key decision makers. This session will showcase projects from Memorial Hermann Health System, Ascension Health, and Mercy Health, and present data to quantify the costs and savings associated with the decision to design to this standard. Learning Objectives:
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Jul 21, 2021
Description Modern hospitals consume nearly the same energy as those of the 1960s, lagging behind other building types. Yet some facilities stand far ahead in energy performance, resulting in an emerging market to retrocommission hospitals shortly after construction, often cutting utility costs 20 to 30 percent with little capital expenditure. Why build it twice? How can the planning team sell energy enhancements up front, rather than as a retrofit? This session will unpack the issue with clear examples and actionable steps. Learning Objectives:
Compliance Tools
Jun 30, 2021
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.
Advocacy
Jun 23, 2021
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Monday, June 21, to protect health care workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19. The ETS applies, with some exceptions, to health care settings where people may share space with COVID-19 patients or interact with others who do. The ETS requires health care employers to develop and implement a COVID-19 plan that identifies and controls COVID-19 hazards in the workplace.
Lunch and Learn
Jun 22, 2021
In this webinar, Dr. Thomas Doerdelmann will introduce a new in-air pathogen surveillance solution that can identify the presence of SARS-CoV-2, FLU A&B and/or RSV A&B in indoor air to help you monitor and strengthen facility safety protocols. By attending, you’ll gain an understanding of the aerosol collection technology, the workflow of facility implementation and use case applications.
Lunch and Learn
Jun 15, 2021
This course discusses how once basic interior sliding doors systems have evolved into a sophisticated solution for a range of commercial spaces with their ability to attenuate sound, improve wayfinding, comply with ADA requirements and defend against fire.
Lunch and Learn
May 13, 2021
In this session we will outline a strategy that can be implemented to increase electrical safety in the healthcare environment and ensure the safety of patients, staff and electrical workers. We’ll walk through the electrical safety roadmap from pre-design through installation and post-installation, reviewing strategies to make cost-effective decisions while staying compliant with applicable codes and standards.
Lunch and Learn
Apr 28, 2021
This course will walk participants through site acceptance and in-service testing and will review best practices that will empower facility owners and managers to administer appropriate test strategies and service programs to maintain a reliable power system.
Compliance Tools
Apr 28, 2021
Breaking a health care facility into subcategories can help to simplify the master planning process. This outline provides a list subcategories that health care organizations can use as a starting point as they customize their own plans.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Apr 23, 2021
in this session we will explore the unintended consequences of having so many sinks. We will explore the dynamics of transmission from patient to drain and back to patient. We will present the current understanding of the problem, assess challenges created by antibiotic resistant bacteria in wastewater premise plumbing and explore potential solutions.
Lunch and Learn
Apr 15, 2021
In this webinar, the presenters will review current and proposed CMS/TJC requirements in the context of ASHRAE 188 and will discuss practical implications of the proposed new TJC/CMS requirements for healthcare facilities.
Apr 15, 2021
  Managing threats to protect patients, staff and visitors is one of the primary responsibilities of a health care physical environment professional. ASHE seeks to aid members in developing effective cybersecurity best practices and policies at their facilities. This page includes links to cybersecurity recommendations, articles, resources and more.  
Lunch and Learn
Apr 14, 2021
This presentation will provide an overview of annual fire door inspection requirements, strategies for remediation of non-compliant issues and on-going management of openings.
Lunch and Learn
Apr 8, 2021
We examine the effectiveness of capture efficiencies at different MERV ratings. And we explore why MERV-A ratings are critical for determining filter choices. The presentation wraps up with a discussion on HEPA filters, in-room air purifiers, and air cleaners.