ASHE 54th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

Aug 7, 2017 ‐ Aug 9, 2017


Standard: $295.00
Members: $195.00

Sessions

Energy Management in a Critical Access Hospital

Aug 7, 2017 3:15pm ‐ Aug 7, 2017 4:30pm

Identification: MO12

Credits: None available.

With focused efforts and intentional changes, even independent rural critical access hospitals can achieve ENERGY STAR® certification. Despite a small budget and small staff, one such hospital overcame these challenges to be in the top 10 percent of energy efficient hospitals in the country, even with the addition of an emergency room in the process. Hear the story and how to implement the same strategies in your facility.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess creative ways to implement energy efficiency measures
  • Identify opportunities to piggyback on construction projects to install energy efficiency measures
  • Communicate effectively with the C-suite to get buy-in
  • Create systems and processes to foster a culture of accountability

Speaker(s):
  • Marty Lanning, CMVP, LEED AP, Partner, Energent Solutions
  • Eric Weber, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C, Consultant, Energent Solutions
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Planning in a Health Care Setting

Aug 7, 2017 3:15pm ‐ Aug 7, 2017 4:30pm

Identification: MO13

Credits: None available.

Workplace violence incidents continue to rise in health care settings, and an active shooter event inside a health care location can be confusing. This session will address workplace violence planning and response including newly released guidance on preventing, planning, responding, and recovering from a health care active shooter event. This session will provide the recommendations of the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council, which is a part of the Federal Critical Infrastructure program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define an active shooter event
  • Examine implementation strategies to prepare for an active shooter event
  • Determine communication and training strategies to be used among staff
  • Develop a health care workplace violence program including use of threat assessment teams

Speaker(s):
  • Scott Cormier, Vice President Emergency Management, EOC, and Safety, Medxcel Facilities Management
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Shoot for the Stars: Cost and Savings of Designing to ENERGY STAR® Certification

Aug 7, 2017 3:15pm ‐ Aug 7, 2017 4:30pm

Identification: MO14

Credits: None available.

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:

  • Discover the potential costs associated with designing to achieve ENERGY STAR® certification
  • Explain the potential savings associated with the use of ASHE’s commissioning process, energy modeling, and measurement and verification
  • Describe the typical payback for a project designed to achieve ENERGY STAR® certification
  • Provide quantified data that can be presented to key decision makers to justify the use of ENERGY STAR® certification as a best practice design standard

Speaker(s):
  • Michael Hatton, MBA, CHFM, RPA, SMA, SASHE, System Executive, Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Jim Prince, Director of Energy and Facility Performance Excellence, Manager of Energy Management, Medexcel
  • Jay Keazer
  • Doug Neidigh, MPH, CEA, REM, Executive Director Energy/Sustainability, Mercy Health
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Metrics that Matter: A Benchmarking Case Study and Tutorial

Aug 7, 2017 3:15pm ‐ Aug 7, 2017 4:30pm

Identification: MO15

Credits: None available.

Annual benchmarking can provide insight into resourcing levels, energy costs, material and repair costs, and service contracts. However, a first look at most benchmarking tools can make the process incredibly daunting. During this session, three tools will be deconstructed, simplified, and explained to encourage a user-friendly experience. The session will include a live demonstration of the tools used during the benchmarking process, clips from a final report, and helpful tips on how to leverage the data to make budgeting decisions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use various tools to perform operation and maintenance benchmarking for any health care facility
  • Recognize the challenges encountered during the benchmarking process and how to overcome them
  • Leverage benchmarking data to make informed decisions about budgets, staffing levels, service contracts, and more
  • Glean insights for your facility as Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s director of facilities shares his initial experience and why he chooses to benchmark his facility annually

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Navigating Compliance with CMS Adoption of ASHRAE Standard 170 2008 Addenda

Aug 7, 2017 3:15pm ‐ Aug 7, 2017 4:30pm

Identification: MO16

Credits: None available.

CMS’s adoption of the 2012 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code incorporated the inclusion of the 2008 edition of ASHRAE Standard 170 but including only addenda a through d. This presentation will cover the effect of the adoption of these specific addenda and those that were not adopted. Understanding these regulations will help designers and facility managers properly apply ASHREA Standard 170 and avoid accreditation issues.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify specific addenda recognized by CMS
  • Recognize which addenda not included are potential accreditation pitfalls
  • Acquire design and operational strategies to avoid these potential pitfalls
  • Gain sufficient knowledge to be able to discuss technical advantages with designers, AHJs, and surveyors

Speaker(s):
  • Jonathan Flannery, MHSA, CHFM, FASHE, FACHE, Senior Associate Director of Advocacy, American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
  • Richard D. Moeller, PE, FASHE, LEED AP, HFDP, CHC, Principal, Mazzetti
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Improving Infection Prevention Through Facility Design—An Update on the CDC/HRET Project

Aug 8, 2017 9:30am ‐ Aug 8, 2017 10:45am

Identification: TU01

Credits: None available.

In 2015 ASHE was invited to participate in a joint CDC/HRET project to develop materials aimed at improving infection prevention during health care facility planning, design, and construction. This session will describe this project and the materials under development and will illustrate how this information may be used by facility managers, designers, project managers, and clinicians.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the overall CDC/HRET project and ASHE’s role in the project
  • Provide an overview of the content that will be provided in each chapter
  • Explain how this material may be used during planning, design, and construction to optimize infection prevention
  • Outline the final deliverables and time line for the project

Speaker(s):
  • Linda Dickey, Moderator, Director, Epidemiology & Infection Prevention, UC Irvine Health
  • Barbara Edson, RN, MBA, MHA, Vice President, Clinical Quality, Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)
  • Cathy Rebmann, MPH, Health Scientist, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Joint Commission Update Joint Commission Update

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Joint Commission Update

Aug 8, 2017 1:45pm ‐ Aug 8, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: TU02

Credits: None available.

This session will discuss the revised and new elements of performance related to the adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code®. Included will be information about the intent of the elements of performance and strategies for compliance. This session will also review other changes the Joint Commission makes to improve patient care delivery and survey process and readiness, including how to prepare prior to survey and how to respond following survey. Updates on the survey process will also be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the importance of patient safety as it relates to the physical environment of a health care facility
  • Explain the health care advocacy efforts of the Joint Commission
  • Employ strategies to manage the physical environment
  • Participate in real-time Q&A with a Joint Commission expert

Speaker(s):
  • George Mills, MBA, FASHE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, Director, Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

DNV GL Healthcare UpdateDNV GL Healthcare Update

Preview Available

DNV GL Healthcare Update

Aug 8, 2017 1:45pm ‐ Aug 8, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: TU03

Credits: None available.

This session will provide an overview of the DNV GL survey process and 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. Examples of NIAHO®-required process management for addressing common survey findings will be discussed along with hospital-developed goals that go beyond regulatory compliance. The session will also provide an introduction to the new DNV GL PE Specialist Certification.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the adoption of the NFPA 101-2012 and 99-2012 editions
  • 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):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

HFAP Accreditation and the Physical Environment

Aug 8, 2017 1:45pm ‐ Aug 8, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: TU04

Credits: None available.

Many changes have been made this past year to the accreditation process that CMS has imposed on all health care facilities that receive Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) has made many adjustments to the Life Safety, Emergency Management, and the Physical Environment chapters to meet these new challenges. In this session, participants will explore these changes and learn how to take action to prepare for an HFAP or a CMS survey.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how the new CMS Final Rule on Emergency Management will affect your facility
  • Describe how the 2012 Life Safety Code® may bring many changes to the survey
  • Name the most commonly cited standards in the EM/PE/LS chapters
  • Explain when and how to apply for a time-limited waiver

Speaker(s):
  • Brad Keyes, CHSP, Engineering Advisor,, AAHHS & HFAP (AOA)
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

AAAHC/Medicare Deemed Status Accreditation and Physical Environment Surveys

Aug 8, 2017 1:45pm ‐ Aug 8, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: TU05

Credits: None available.

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are experiencing growth as the push continues toward outpatient procedures rather than toward hospitals. 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. Presenters will discuss top physical environment findings from surveys and changes in the AAAHC Standards that affect the physical environment and review the AAAHC/MDS survey process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review a brief history of AAAHC and the Medicare Deemed Status program
  • Describe the AAAHC/MDS Life Safety Survey process and standards used
  • Compare AAAHC/MDS physical plant review with the AAAHC Non-MDS physical plant review
  • Identify the top physical environment and life safety findings for 2016

Speaker(s):
  • Mary Wei, Assistant Director Accreditation Services, AAAHC
  • LaMar Davis, CHSP,CHFM,CHC, Director Facilities and Support Services, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00
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