ASHE 53rd Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

Jul 11, 2016 ‐ Jul 13, 2016


Standard: $295.00

Sessions

CMS Adoption of the 2012 Editions of NFPA 101 and 99

Jul 12, 2016 12:00pm ‐ Jul 12, 2016 12:15pm

Identification: TUE1200B

Credits: None available.

Speaker(s):
  • Chad E. Beebe, Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy, American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
Standard: $30.00

Energy to CareEnergy to Care

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Energy to Care

Jul 12, 2016 12:30pm ‐ Jul 12, 2016 12:45pm

Identification: TUE1230

Credits: None available.

Speaker(s):
  • Terry Scott, MBA CHFM CHSP SASHE, System Director Engineering, Memorial Hermann Northwest/Southwest Hospitals
Standard: $30.00

Powered for Patients - Roadmap to Resiliency

Jul 12, 2016 1:00pm ‐ Jul 12, 2016 1:15pm

Identification: TUE100

Credits: None available.

Speaker(s):
  • Jonathan Flannery, MHSA, CHFM, FASHE, FACHE, Senior Associate Director of Advocacy, American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
  • Eric Cote, Project Director, Powered for Patients
Standard: $30.00

DNV GL-Healthcare UpdateDNV GL-Healthcare Update

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DNV GL-Healthcare Update

Jul 12, 2016 1:45pm ‐ 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.

Speaker(s):
  • Kelly Proctor, CFHM, CFSP, Physical Environment Sector Leader, DNV GL- Healthcare
Standard: $30.00

HFAP Accreditation and the Physical Environment

Jul 12, 2016 1:45pm ‐ 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.

Speaker(s):
  • Brad Keyes, CHSP, Engineering Advisor,, AAHHS & HFAP (AOA)
Standard: $30.00

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

Jul 12, 2016 1:45pm ‐ 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.

Moderator(s): Panelist(s):
  • Randy Carter, Vice President, Planetree
  • Edmund Lydon, MHA, SASHE, CHFM, Director of Support Services, Beverly Hospital – A member of Lahey Health
  • Marcia Nelson, MD, MMM, CPE, FAAFP, FACPE, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Enloe Medical Center
  • Larry Rubin, CEM, CPE, CHFM, CHSP, CBCP, CBEP, M.Ed, Senior Director Facilities Management, Cleveland Clinic
  • Susan Romano, MHA, Patient Experience Consultant, South Shore Hospital
  • Kara Travis, BA, BS, MA, Senior Director of Patient & Partner Engagement, Bassett Healthcare Network
Standard: $30.00

Joint Commission Update Joint Commission Update

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Joint Commission Update

Jul 12, 2016 1:45pm ‐ 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.

Speaker(s):
  • George Mills, MBA, FASHE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, Director, Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission
Standard: $30.00

Sterile Processing Department Design and HVAC Considerations

Jul 12, 2016 3:15pm ‐ 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.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

Taking a Closer Look at the Physical Environment

Jul 12, 2016 3:15pm ‐ 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


Speaker(s):
  • George Mills, MBA, FASHE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, Director, Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission
Standard: $30.00

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

Jul 12, 2016 3:15pm ‐ 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.

Speaker(s):
  • Greg Lavriha, PE, Associate, Mechanical, Karpinski Engineering
  • Katie Lee, PE, Healthcare Design Specialist, Karpinski Engineering
Standard: $30.00