ASHE 53rd Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 ‐ End Date: Jul 13, 2016


Standard: $295.00

Sessions

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Alternate Equipment Maintenance (AEM) Risk Assessments

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 9:45am ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 10:45am

Identification: 1225

Credits: None available.

This presentation will discuss options for creating CMS-compliant and Joint Commission-compliant alternate equipment maintenance (AEM) inclusion risk assessments. Details of both the CMS and Joint Commission expectations will be covered along with tested methodologies for addressing them. The presentation will include options for addressing the expectations with different levels of complexity from the most robust down to the much simpler. Takeaways include both a white paper and matrices highlighting detailed risk assessment guidance.

Learning Objectives:

  • List the CMS AEM inclusion risk assessment expectations along with surveyor guidance
  • List the Joint Commission AEM inclusion risk assessment expectations
  • Describe how each set of expectations can be addressed in a robust manner
  • Describe methodologies for simplifying the AEM risk assessment

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Standard: $30.00

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AAAHC/Medicare Deemed Status Accreditation and Physical Environment Surveys

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 9:45am ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 10:45am

Identification: 1392

Credits: None available.

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are experiencing growth as the trend continues towards outpatient procedures. This session reviews the AAAHC/Medicare Deemed Status (AAAHC/MDS) accreditation program for ambulatory surgery centers and the pivotal role that facility management plays in ensuring compliance with Accreditation Standards and Conditions for Coverage requirements that regulate ASCs. The session will cover top physical environment findings from surveys, changes in the AAAHC Standards that affect the physical environment, and the AAAHC/MDS survey process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the history of the AAAHC/MDS program.
  • Discuss the AAAHC/MDS Life Safety Survey process and standards used.
  • Describe changes to the AAAHC standards for 2015 that affect facility management aspects of an AAAHC/MDS ASC.
  • Identify the top physical environment and life safety findings for 2015.

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Standard: $30.00

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Navigating, Identifying, and Interpreting NFPA 101

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 9:45am ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 10:45am

Identification: 1359

Credits: None available.

This session provides an overview of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code®. The overview includes how to generally navigate the code, where to find specific issues, and how the sections are applicable once found. Topics covered include occupancy classification, components of the means of egress, doors, suites, interior finish, and more. Other NFPA codes and standards applicable to health care facility managers will be referenced.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how to appropriately navigate NFPA 101 to find the appropriate code requirements.
  • List specific code sections that apply to various common topics dealt with in facilities.
  • Identify other NFPA codes and standards that are widely applicable to health care.
  • Explain the role NFPA in the health care regulatory landscape and how facility managers can have a voice in the NFPA process.

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Standard: $30.00

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Energy and Water Efficiency Opportunities in the Operating Room

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 9:45am ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 10:45am

Identification: 1309

Credits: None available.

This moderated panel discussion will explore how hospitals are successfully implementing OR-specific energy and water reduction strategies. Attendees will hear from construction, design, architecture, and facilities experts as they share proven strategies for engaging key stakeholders. Panelists will also review temperature, humidification, airflow, lighting, and water-related equipment and processes that reduce cost, support patient and staff safety, and improve operational and environmental performance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify cost savings potential from better energy and water efficiency in the OR.
  • Examine typical concerns of owners, professional staff, and facilities staff.
  • Discuss various approaches to efficient cooling, heating, humidification, airflow, and lighting in the OR, including setbacks during unoccupied hours.
  • Review water and energy efficiency opportunities and strategies in the sterile processing department.

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Standard: $30.00

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Today’s Operating Room - The View From an Engineering and Equipment Planning Vantage Point

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 9:45am ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 10:45am

Identification: 1272

Credits: None available.

Designing an operating room is a team effort in the same way a successful surgery is a team effort. In this session, an equipment planner, electrical engineer, and mechanical engineer will share their experience in operating room design from an engineering and equipment perspective. Approaching the operating room design process from a systems and equipment perspective to helps ensure that all questions are asked and all decision ramifications are understood prior to rough-in and installation of equipment and engineering systems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how engineering systems affect surgical room design.
  • Identify what criteria will ensure the equipment and design meet the needs of your surgical team.
  • Examine options for allowing flexibility in operating rooms.
  • List the decisions required to ensure team understanding and buy-in of the final design.

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Standard: $30.00

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Maximizing the Potential of Multigenerational Teams

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 9:45am ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 10:45am

Identification: 1393

Credits: None available.

Today’s work teams often have team members from at least three generations—and in some cases four generations—working together. Work teams include a group of individuals reporting to a common supervisor, but can also include a multigenerational group of individuals working on a common project or task. Each generation has different learning and developmental experiences, and brings unique values and attitudes to the table. Creating and managing multigenerational teams requires some unique skills and techniques. This panel discussion explores techniques used in creating and managing multigenerational teams that can unleash the energy, creativity, and productivity of multigenerational teams and bring transformational results to an organization. The panel members include members of a multigenerational team as well the conference keynote speaker, Lt. Col (ret.) Rob “Waldo” Waldman.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the strengths and talents each member of a multigenerational team brings to that team.
  • Build a culture of trust in a multigenerational team.
  • Capitalize on the energy and creativity that a multigenerational team brings to a project or task.
  • Create an environment where each team member finds personal satisfaction in serving the common mission of the organization.

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Associate Member Session- What Facility Managers and Health Care Organizations Want from Solution Providers

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 9:45am ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 10:45am

Identification: 1423

Credits: None available.

Intended for solution providers and ASHE associate members, this panel of health care facility managers will offer key insights for working with and assisting health care organizations in achieving their mission and goals. Learn the "business of health care" including central vs. local decision making, and how compliance involves financial and legal involvement.


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how health care is unique from other markets, including its sensitivities specific to its field, e.g., infection prevention, HIPAA, and the Joint Commission.
  • Identify challenges that can be mitigated by health care facility managers and the critical factors relative to their mission.
  • Overcome common misconceptions and mistakes that may be negatively perceived by facility managers.
  • Explain how various health care facilities make business decisions and how they manage to do more with less.

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Standard: $30.00

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Chapter 43 of NFPA 101

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 9:45am ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 10:45am

Identification: 1422

Credits: None available.

With CMS adopting the 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code®, it is important to understand the new Chapter 43, which provides clarification on levels of building renovations and when compliance with new construction would be required.


Learning Objectives:

  • Explain when Chapter 43 is applicable.
  • Define the different levels of building rehabilitation.
  • Determine when compliance with new or existing chapters is required.
  • State when changes are not required due to technical infeasibility.

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Succession Planning - Interns and Graduates

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 12:30pm ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 12:45pm

Identification: MON1230

Credits: None available.

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Standard: $30.00

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Joint Commission Update on Accreditation

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 1:00pm ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 1:15pm

Identification: MON100

Credits: None available.

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Standard: $30.00

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Navigating, Identifying, and Interpreting NFPA 99

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: 1394

Credits: None available.

This session provides an overview of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code. This session includes how to generally navigate the code, where to find specific issues, and how the sections are applicable once found. Topics to be covered include risk assessments, medical gas and vacuum systems, essential electrical system, emergency management, and more. Other NFPA codes and standards referenced by NFPA 99 will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how to appropriately navigate NFPA 99 to find the appropriate code requirements.
  • Define the risk based application of NFPA 99.
  • Review requirements for medical gas and vacuum systems and electrical systems maintenance.
  • Describe the code position on wet procedure locations, cylinder storage, and other frequently questioned topics.

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Execution and Return on Investment of Reliability Centered Maintenance

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: 1266

Credits: None available.

Reliability centered maintenance (RCM) is more than a predictive maintenance program. This session will explore the use of RCM and condition based monitoring (CBM) in the facility maintenance program and describe how to employ a RCM program. Attendees will take away an understanding of maintenance techniques used in RCM, how CBM techniques can simplify and reduce cost in a maintenance program, and the tangible benefits of RCM.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what CBM techniques to use, their measurements, and how to use the data to diagnose equipment problems.
  • Identify potential problems using CBM and avoid costly failures.
  • List the different CBM techniques and what equipment and systems can use them.
  • Assess potential savings by implementing a RCM program including performing an ROI.

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Winner of 2015 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award for a 12 Step Process to Reduce Slips, Trips, and Fall

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: 1396

Credits: None available.

The facility management team at St. Joseph’s Hospital, which is part of the BayCare Health System, set out to reduce falls in common areas of the hospital, such as hallways, waiting rooms, cafes, sidewalks, and parking lots. After 12 safety measures were implemented, the hospital recorded a 16 percent reduction in falls from the previous year. This session explores the changes made and ways to take a team approach to reducing slips, trips, and falls.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the circumstance(s) surrounding falls to determine their root causes.
  • Describe how risk management and workers compensation professionals determine whether a fall was preventable.
  • List proactive steps can be taken to prevent trips, slips, and falls.
  • Name ways the physical environment can be changed to lessen the risk of falls.

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Safety Risk Assessment Toolkit – A Design Tool for Successful Outcomes

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: 1316

Credits: None available.

The Center for Health Design has created an online tool to support the safety risk assessment (SRA) required by the 2014 Guidelines. This session shares the SRA tool with stakeholders so that they can begin using the tool on designs or in their own organizations. This presentation will describe the purpose and structure of the existing tool and describe what the next generation is going to include to assist health care designers and users construct safe physical environments.

Learning Objectives:

  • State how to apply the SRA tool in the design of health care facilities.
  • Describe the basics of how safety can be designed into health care facilities.
  • List the strategic value of designing safety into the health care physical environment.
  • Identify the critical features and elements of a well-constructed safety risk assessment.

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Standard: $30.00

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Optimizing Safety and Reliability: Maintenance of the Modern Automatic Transfer Switch

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: 1323

Credits: None available.

Equipment maintenance has long been referred to as “high risk and high reward” for health care facilities. The automatic transfer switch (ATS) is a critical part of power systems, and today's modern solutions aim to reduce the risk of downtime while enabling simplified maintenance procedures. The presentation will outline best practices for developing a maintenance plan and help attendees develop procedures to improve facility uptime and extend the life of ATS equipment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe ATS features and benefits leading to simplified maintenance and improved uptime.
  • Outline best practices for developing an ATS maintenance plan.
  • Develop procedures and guidelines for the proper upkeep of ATS systems to maximize facility safety and uptime while extending equipment life.
  • Illustrate the importance of routine equipment maintenance to stakeholders.

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Standard: $30.00

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Managing the Environment of Care Using a System Approach

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: 1263

Credits: None available.

Mergers and acquisitions are a way of life in the health care field. One of the major adjustments that individual facilities have to make involves incorporating system approaches to management of the facility, including managing the environment of care (EOC). This session presents ways to improve the overall management of the environment of care using a system approach. System best practices and lessons learned will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Decide whether to use individual committees or a system EOC committee.
  • Identify what changes will confront management plans.
  • Identify appropriate data to collect for oversight.
  • Report processes and changes from a system approach.

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Standard: $30.00

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CMS and the 2012 Life Safety Code: Plan Your Compliance Strategy

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: 1424

Credits: None available.

The 2012 edition of the NFPA 101: Life Safety Code® has been adopted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of its Condition of Participation (COPs). This session will introduce attendees to the latest provisions of the code for new construction as well as compliance requirements for existing facilities. The presenters will also discuss the next steps in getting this edition of the Life Safety Code adopted in states and will explain how attendees can help encourage local adoption.


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the new CMS requirements for several different providers types
  • Distinguish the differences between facility provider types and the applicable sections of the code
  • Plan a compliance strategy for existing hospitals
  • Discuss the differences between the COPs and local regulations that may affect construction projects or operations

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ASHRAE 170

Start Date: Jul 11, 2016 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jul 11, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: 1425

Credits: None available.

By adopting the 2012 edition of NFPA 99, CMS has adopted ASHRAE/ASHE/ANSI 170 for the first time as a Condition of Participation. This session covers the 2008 edition of ASHRAE 170 and addenda as referenced by the 2012 edition of NFPA 99. The session also discusses the addenda not adopted by CMS and potential conflicts that could arise from applying later editions of the standard.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the CMS adoption process and how ASHRAE 170 will be enforced.
  • Name the differences between the 2008 and 2013 standards.
  • Apply the most recent provisions while not creating conflicts with CMS standards.
  • Discuss the differences between the adopted rules and other standards and the future opportunities in updating the CMS rules.

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Chapter Recognition & General Session: Power Play: ASHE’s Newest Strategic Imperative and How We’ll Achieve It.

Start Date: Jul 12, 2016 9:30am ‐ End Date: Jul 12, 2016 10:45am

Identification: 1240

Credits: None available.

Many presentations discuss how to use commissioning to mechanically or technically reduce energy usage but few formal large scale presentations show facility managers how to simplify setting up measurement and verification data on energy reduction programs. How do facility managers document data on their energy savings efforts? How can they get recognized for their efforts? This session provides a broad range of information and tools that assist in improving knowledge on the programs, tools, and information available for them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss goals and the progress of the sustainability imperative.
  • Identify how Energy to Care can benefit members with tools and resources
  • Describe what EPA's ENERGY STAR program offers health care facilities including the Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool.
  • Describe the results of the chapter energy challenge and how hospitals in Ohio and Texas are reducing energy consumption by more than four times the national average.


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Standard: $30.00

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CMS Adoption of the 2012 Editions of NFPA 101 and 99

Start Date: Jul 12, 2016 12:00pm ‐ End Date: Jul 12, 2016 12:15pm

Identification: TUE1200B

Credits: None available.

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Standard: $30.00

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Energy to Care

Start Date: Jul 12, 2016 12:30pm ‐ End Date: Jul 12, 2016 12:45pm

Identification: TUE1230

Credits: None available.

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Standard: $30.00

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Powered for Patients - Roadmap to Resiliency

Start Date: Jul 12, 2016 1:00pm ‐ End Date: Jul 12, 2016 1:15pm

Identification: TUE100

Credits: None available.

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Standard: $30.00

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DNV GL-Healthcare Update

Start Date: Jul 12, 2016 1:45pm ‐ End Date: Jul 12, 2016 3:00pm

Identification: 1398

Credits: None available.

This session will provide an overview of the DNV GL survey process and gives an update on issues facing facility management staff in DNV GL client hospitals. This session will cover the effect of the new ISO 9001:2015 Standard. It will also give examples of NIAHO®-required process management in addressing common survey findings, hospital-developed goals that go beyond regulatory compliance, and more. The session will also provide an introduction to the new DNV GL PE Specialist Certification.

Learning Objectives:

  • Name the most common PE survey findings from 2015.
  • Describe how to maintain lines of communication to the C-suite through the Quality Management System.
  • Explain the new DNV GL PE Specialist Certification.
  • Discuss the new ISO 9001:2015 Standard.

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HFAP Accreditation and the Physical Environment

Start Date: Jul 12, 2016 1:45pm ‐ End Date: Jul 12, 2016 3:00pm

Identification: 1399

Credits: None available.

The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) has undergone new ownership which will not change the accreditation process. HFAP remains the nation's oldest hospital accreditation organization with CMS deeming authority for hospitals. In this session, participants will explore the most commonly cited deficiencies and learn that waivers and equivalencies are not forever.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how new ownership at HFAP will not change the accreditation process.
  • Name the most commonly cited standards in the EM/PE/LS chapters.
  • Explain that waivers and equivalencies are only valid until the next survey.

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Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence Features Case Studies to Highlight HCAHPS, Patient Experience, and the Built Environment

Start Date: Jul 12, 2016 1:45pm ‐ End Date: Jul 12, 2016 3:00pm

Identification: 1400

Credits: None available.

In 2016, Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence published a new guide to help hospitals improve patient experience by using a framework that considers people, process, and place. This framework helps identify the many variables that can improve patient experiences and HCAHPS scores. This panel discussion will highlight this framework and explore case studies highlighting ways hospitals are using the physical environment to create better patient experiences.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the importance of the people, process, place framework in relation to patient experiences.
  • Discuss case studies that illustrate these concepts in action.
  • Explore the relationship between patient experiences and the health care physical environment.
  • Identify strategies, tools, and resources to implement the people, process, place framework.

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Standard: $30.00

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Joint Commission Update

Start Date: Jul 12, 2016 1:45pm ‐ End Date: Jul 12, 2016 3:00pm

Identification: 1397

Credits: None available.

Get the information you need on the new Joint Commission standards and the survey process during this plenary session. Hear important updates on the role of the Life Safety Code Surveyors (LSCS) and receive the insights you need to be prepared for the additional time the LSCS will spend at your facility. In addition, this session will feature a question-and-answer period, so come with your questions and leave with a better understanding of what you need to do.

Learning Objectives:


  • Name the most common PE survey findings from 2015.
  • Describe how to maintain lines of communication to the C-suite through the Quality Management System.
  • Explain the new DNV GL PE Specialist Certification.
  • Discuss the new ISO 9001:2015 Standard.

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Standard: $30.00

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Taking a Closer Look at the Physical Environment

Start Date: Jul 12, 2016 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jul 12, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: 1411

Credits: None available.

This second session on the Joint Commission focused on changes to the Elements of Performance (EP) of the Life Safety Chapter and the Environment of Care Chapters. This includes current deletions now in effect and proposed EPs based on the recent adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code®. Also, the session includes a review of the top 5 findings during survey and the Joint Commission Physical Environment Portal.


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify survey scoring changes
  • Understand new report content and format
  • Understand SOC updates, changes to content, and staff responsibilities
  • Identify impacts to Life Safety Chapter scoring and deficiency management based on SOC changes


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Sterile Processing Department Design and HVAC Considerations

Start Date: Jul 12, 2016 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jul 12, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: 1315

Credits: None available.

Many health care systems are considering new or remodeled facilities to better meet the challenges of the changing environment. The built environments of perioperative services are among the most sophisticated and interrelated in health care. Open and clear communication by all stakeholders is critical to support a culture of safety. Even the best of perioperative design architects and engineers need the input of point-of-service providers, especially perioperative nurses, to provide specific users' perspectives. This presentation incorporates the perspectives of a facility manager, a design engineer, and a perioperative nurse.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss perioperative nurses- perspectives about what architects and engineers need to know.
  • Describe the extent to which each profession's perspectives are addressed in the most recent AORN and FGI Guidelines.
  • Describe design engineers' perspectives as they approach initial planning of perioperative environments.
  • Identify the latest ventilation requirements and the Joint HVAC Task Force's recommendations on compliance.

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Calibrate Your Tissue Box: A Practical Guide to ASHRAE Standard 170 Compliance

Start Date: Jul 12, 2016 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jul 12, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: 1287

Credits: None available.

Air pressure relationships are a trending topic in health care, both for regulatory surveys and patient well-being. This session will provide a practical understanding of how ASHRAE Standard 170 affects health care facility operation and design. Diagrams and illustrations will show how Standard 170 requirements take shape in a health care facility. Topics will include air pressure relationships, building systems, equipment location, and room functions, with special attention given to spaces where pressure requirements are particularly critical.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how the language of Standard 170 applies to real-life scenarios in health care facilities.
  • Take practical steps to verify compliance with Standard 170 and be prepared for surveyors performing tissue tests.
  • Describe the impact room names can have on the design, operation, and compliance of spaces.
  • Explain to leadership or clients the steps necessary to achieve and/or maintain room pressures.

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Take Control of Your Destiny

Start Date: Jul 12, 2016 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jul 12, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: 1360

Credits: None available.

Getting involved in today's health care environment–with mergers and acquisitions, federal mandates, and new modalities of health care delivery–it is easy to see others as determining your fate. But you can take control of your destiny by getting involved beyond your organization, leading proactively, creating patient-centered approaches, advocating for yourself, and avoiding reflexive, defensive actions. This session included tips on how to gain support from leadership on getting involved with efforts such as code development meetings or conferences. This session also covers how you can elevate your role in your organization govern your future on your terms.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a plan to educate your leaders about the advocacy process and the return on investment of being involved in the process.
  • Promote yourself and your team to elevate your role in the health care field.
  • Develop productivity and efficiency projects with your team.
  • Produce an annual report for your leaders to highlight the value you provide.

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Managing the Risks of Waterborne Pathogens in Building Water Systems

Start Date: Jul 12, 2016 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jul 12, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: 1401

Credits: None available.

Heightened awareness of the risks of waterborne pathogens in health care building water systems has resulted in many health care professionals looking to better understand and mitigate these risks. This session provides an overview of infection risks associated with waterborne pathogens as well as conditions that support pathogen amplification in water systems. The session will give an overview of ASHRAE 188 and explore management and mitigation tools..

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify at least two infectious pathogens associated with building water systems
  • Describe conditions which can contribute to growth and amplification of pathogens in building water systems.
  • Discuss ASHRAE 188 at a high level.
  • Explain how the use of tools presented for assessing water risk may be used within the learner's facility or business.

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Design Trends to Support Patient-Centered Design and Patient Satisfaction

Start Date: Jul 12, 2016 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jul 12, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: 1349

Credits: None available.

In this session, attendees will review case studies and hear from health care interior designers to learn about current evidence-based design trends that support patient-centered design and patient satisfaction. The presenters will also review success strategies for working with the design team and how each of the elements in the case studies can support specific HCAHPS survey questions. A designer will share practical strategies to help make your next project a success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the importance and impact of patient-centered design and the patient-centered medical home as it relates to patient satisfaction.
  • Describe how designers can help provide information on new materials, products, and technologies and how to incorporate these to meet each facility's design goals.
  • Discuss case studies and design elements that support patient-centered care and patient and staff satisfaction and identify how these relate to specific questions in the HCAHPS survey.
  • Learn the five questions you should ask your designer.

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Best Practices for Opening New Facility Without Life Safety Deficiencies

Start Date: Jul 12, 2016 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jul 12, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: 1320

Credits: None available.

After opening phase one of the 630,000-square-foot Hospital of the Future, Baystate Health faced a problem that health care providers with new construction projects are confronted with too often: non-compliant life safety conditions cited in a building that recently opened. This case study explores how the facilities, design, and construction team collaborated to implement processes that resulted in a significant reduction in the number of life safety issues and overall project costs and improved patient safety.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the importance of an integrated design team from the onset of a project.
  • State cost benefits of integration of life safety processes early into the design.
  • Identify the holes regarding life safety in the typical design and construction process, how these issues arise, and how to develop processes to prevent them from recurring.
  • Assess lessons learned through a multiphase project and explore how future projects will be addressed.

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Smart Money Now vs Dumb Money Later: Using Standards & Financial Planning to Reduce Unnecessary Lifetime Costs

Start Date: Jul 12, 2016 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jul 12, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: 1324

Credits: None available.

The goal of this session is to help facility directors get the most mileage out of available capital by focusing on using engineering design standards and financial planning. This session will show the importance, and effect, of robust engineering design standards, particularly as they relate to total cost of ownership. It will also explain how financial planning for future infrastructure projects can provide significant benefits.

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Just Ask ASHE

Start Date: Jul 13, 2016 8:45am ‐ End Date: Jul 13, 2016 10:00am

Identification: 1427

Credits: None available.

In this session, ASHE's codes and standards experts will discuss emerging codes and standards issues facing health care facilities and offer answers to your specific questions. Attendees are invited to ask questions about any of the codes and standards related to health care facilities before this session and turn them in to the Learning Lounge that will be located on-site near registration. NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code and NFPA 101: Life Safety Code® will be addressed.

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Test Your Code Knowledge- An Interactive Q&A Discussion of Regulatory Codes

Start Date: Jul 13, 2016 10:10am ‐ End Date: Jul 13, 2016 11:10am

Identification: 1241

Credits: None available.

Understanding regulatory codes is an integral factor in proper maintenance of a health care facility. Recent editions of the codes have introduced new requirements that can ease the difficulties of maintaining a facility, if used properly. Test your knowledge with a live code quiz on NFPA 101®, NFPA 25, NFPA 72, and NFPA 99, including an open discussion of questions with a lower percentage of correct responses.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply requirements of the 2012 Edition of NFPA 101 to existing facilities, as described in the 2013 CMS Waiver Memo.
  • Describe updated requirements in the 2012 Edition of NFPA 101, 2011 Edition of NFPA 25, 2010 Edition of NFPA 72, and 2012 Edition of NFPA 99.
  • Assess personal comprehension of regulatory codes based on correct responses to seminar questions.
  • Identify top code misinterpretations of various NFPA codes, including recent editions of NFPA 101, NFPA 25, NFPA 72, and NFPA 99.

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Understanding How the Pieces Fit: A Framework for EOC Compliance

Start Date: Jul 13, 2016 10:10am ‐ End Date: Jul 13, 2016 11:10am

Identification: 1331

Credits: None available.

With the changing of the guard in health care facilities management, many individuals are new to their responsibilities. Compliance with the Joint Commission's Environment of Care (EOC) standards can be daunting without a basic understanding of the requirements and how they fit to form a cohesive program. This presentation will provide a framework on which to build an EOC program that results in both performance improvement and compliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • List the six building blocks of the EOC program.
  • Describe the function and content of the EOC management plans.
  • Establish a functional EOC committee.
  • Explain how the building blocks of the EOC fit together into a cohesive program.

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Standard: $30.00

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What Every Parking Garage Owner Should Know to Protect Its Investment

Start Date: Jul 13, 2016 10:10am ‐ End Date: Jul 13, 2016 11:10am

Identification: 1250

Credits: None available.

Did you know that the average repair cost per parking space is $2,748? Parking garages play an important role at a health care facility. What impression is yours giving to visitors? Join us as we explore the ins and outs of parking garage management, and learn to recognize the early signs of distress that could be resolved with maintenance or minor repairs before they become major issues. Case studies will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify ways to eliminate safety issues.
  • Minimize emergency and costly repairs.
  • Improve aesthetics of your parking garage.
  • Access methods to protect your investment.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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The Bariatric ACE Challenge - Architectural, Clinical, and Ergonomic Challenges to Room Design

Start Date: Jul 13, 2016 10:10am ‐ End Date: Jul 13, 2016 11:10am

Identification: 1314

Credits: None available.

When designing for the bariatric patient, the architectural design must consider the clinical needs of the patient and the ergonomic design requirements of the caregiver. This presentation explores the process taken by a multi-disciplinary team including architects, clinical practitioners, and ergonomists in making recommendations for bariatric room design in acute care projects. The team simulated clinical care tasks in a reconfigurable mock up patient room with bariatric equipment to determine recommended clear space for bariatric room design.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how use of a simulation lab facilitates generation of room design space recommendations.
  • Explain how CDC bariatric prevalence data projections assist in determining future bariatric space needs and readiness.
  • Examine the required patient room clear spaces necessary using overhead lifts and floor-based lifts while performing a bed-to-wheelchair transfer of a bariatric patient.
  • Describe ergonomic strategies to mitigate risks from patient handling and mobility tasks when caring for bariatric patients

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Standard: $30.00

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Lessons Learned: Managing Construction Risks and Operating Costs Associated with Curtain Wall Systems

Start Date: Jul 13, 2016 10:10am ‐ End Date: Jul 13, 2016 11:10am

Identification: 1259

Credits: None available.

The curtain wall industry has undergone significant restructuring during the past decades. This session addresses the state of the industry in 2016, the challenges faced by designers and constructors in employing this building envelope system, the potential effect on long-term building operating costs and on indoor air quality, and best practices for mitigating those risks. Practical insights and useful information will be presented from successful projects and from claim scenarios.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the changes that have affected the curtain wall industry in the past few years.
  • Explain how these changes have the potential to delay and to increase project costs during the construction phase.
  • Explain how these changes have the potential to increase operating costs during the building life cycle.
  • Describe measures to reduce the risks and costs associated with curtain wall installations during the project and building life cycles.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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Facility Operations in the Scheme of the Facility: Tools for the In-House Model

Start Date: Jul 13, 2016 10:10am ‐ End Date: Jul 13, 2016 11:10am

Identification: 1282

Credits: None available.

Facilities departments are often being required to maintain or improve the high quality of work with reduced budgets. This presentation will guide you in developing a finite cost-reduction and in-house strategy, demonstrate the steps to take to build on your program, and supply the necessary data to drive decision making to accommodate reductions and maximize the value and return provided by your department.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a finite strategy with efficiency for cost reduction and an in-house model.
  • Examine the effects of accepting a capital item as an operating expense and identify how to normalize costs.
  • Define capital and how it works within your program.
  • Identify ways to reduce costs without reducing staff and while investing in the aesthetics of your facility.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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Managing Requirements By Enterprise Asset Management Program

Start Date: Jul 13, 2016 10:10am ‐ End Date: Jul 13, 2016 11:10am

Identification: 1312

Credits: None available.

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) has implemented an asset management program called SMS Builder to assess more than 2,000 medical and medical research facilities worldwide. This session will cover how the DHA implemented this program alongside the three military services, how standardized assessment can provide portfolio management down to the component and equipment level, how annual work plans based on return on investment can aid the facilities manager in performing work within the facility, and the lessons learned.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the steps and data needed to perform a standardized facility assessment.
  • Determine the facility components to assess and what methods to use for the best results.
  • Use funding scenarios and work plan ROIs to prioritize repairs and replacements.
  • Examine the successes and pitfalls of a large facility assessment effort.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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Reference Standards

Start Date: Jul 13, 2016 11:20am ‐ End Date: Jul 13, 2016 12:20pm

Identification: 1426

Credits: None available.

This presentation is a review of the codes and standards referenced by the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99, which were recently adopted by CMS as Conditions of Participation. The 2012 editions reference updated inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements that will affect facility operations. This session will review the major changes for NFPA 10, NFPA 25, NFPA 72 , NFPA 80, and NFPA 110.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the referenced codes and standards now referenced by the CMS Conditions of Participation.
  • Discuss inspection, testing, and maintenance requirement changes in applicable referenced codes.
  • Explain changes made during various revision cycles to the referenced codes.
  • List the effects of the revised referenced codes on health care facilities.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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Focused on Compliance: Putting Data to Work to Optimize the Physical Environment

Start Date: Jul 13, 2016 11:20am ‐ End Date: Jul 13, 2016 12:20pm

Identification: 1402

Credits: None available.

The Joint Commission and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) are working together to provide resources and tools for hospitals to improve compliance with eight of the most challenging Joint Commission standards. This session examines Joint Commission findings, explores root causes, and includes an interactive discussion on the tools needed to improve compliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the root cause of the leading life safety and environment of care citations issued by the Joint Commission.
  • Navigate the ASHE Focus on Compliance website more effectively.
  • Apply the tools and resources available at the ASHE Focus on Compliance website to existing issues within environment of care and life safety programs.
  • Participate in the collaborative effort to optimize the health care physical environment.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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Emergency Power 101

Start Date: Jul 13, 2016 11:20am ‐ End Date: Jul 13, 2016 12:20pm

Identification: 1239

Credits: None available.

This session, presented by the ten-year chairman of the NFPA 110/111 committee, gives an introduction to proactive management processes for hospital emergency power systems. Topics covered during this session include testing, operation, maintenance, vulnerability mitigation, and power failure planning. All topics are updated for 2016. Tips and recent lessons learned along with numerous best practices will be presented through the session.

Learning Objectives:

  • List major challenges and benefits of different approaches to inspection, testing, operation, and maintenance.
  • Describe processes for finding hidden emergency power system vulnerabilities.
  • List major compliance challenges and solutions with emergency power system management.
  • Describe the necessary aspects of a comprehensive and compliant management program.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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Understand Selective Coordination Requirements to Maintain Power Continuity and Enhance Life Safety

Start Date: Jul 13, 2016 11:20am ‐ End Date: Jul 13, 2016 12:20pm

Identification: 1302

Credits: None available.

This presentation will focus on power distribution reliability from an overcurrent protective device application as it pertains to selective coordination. The importance of short-circuit calculations and the role of these short-circuit currents will be reviewed in the selection of overcurrent protective devices to selectively coordinate. This presentation will also look at other aspects of reliability and safety including addressing incident energy. The session will also provide a basic understanding of arc flash risk.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the importance of fault current calculations in the selection of overcurrent protective devices to meet design goals of selective coordination.
  • Develop an understanding of selective coordination as a design goal and methods to achieve more reliable selectively coordinated infrastructure.
  • Describe best practices for achieving cost-effective selective coordination solutions.
  • Assess the available tools that can be an asset to the design engineer in selection of overcurrent protective devices.


Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

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The Engineer Whisperer: Demystifying Engineering Jargon to Convey Infrastructure Needs to Non-technical Key Decision Makers.

Start Date: Jul 13, 2016 11:20am ‐ End Date: Jul 13, 2016 12:20pm

Identification: 1271

Credits: None available.

As engineer whisperers, the presenters will talk about engineering systems design and will define the acronyms that are so freely thrown around during meetings. They will break down the topics into simple terms and use decision making tools so all stake holders can understand the implications of engineering decisions. Discussing engineering systems does not have to be scary nor complicated and the engineer whisperers will show you how it can be simple and fun.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize and explain acronyms used by engineers and facility managers.
  • Use decision-making tools to break down complex engineering decisions.
  • Explain in simple terms the cost ramifications of engineering decisions.
  • Align facility manager requests and C-suite understanding of utility systems.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00