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.
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
David Stymiest, PE, CHFM, CHSP, FASHE, Senior Consultant, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jonathan Hart, PE, SASHE, Senior Fire Protection Engineer, NFPA, Quincy, Massachusetts
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.
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.
York Chan, Administrator of Facilities, Advocate Health Care
Julie Moyle, MSN, RN, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Practice Greenhealth
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tim Adams, FASHE, CHFM, CHC, Member Professional Development, Director, Leadership Development, American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
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.
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.
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.
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.
James Peterkin, PE, LEED, AP, SASHE, Senior Fire Protection Engineer, TLC Engineering for Architecture