ASHE 55th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

Jul 15, 2018 ‐ Jul 18, 2018



More than 3,700 health care facility and engineering professionals gathered onsite at the 2018 ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition to network, find new solutions, and learn alongside one another. The ASHE Annual Conference creates the ideal environment to connect with fellow colleagues while preparing yourself for future trends and challenges in health care.

Standard: $295.00
Members: $195.00

Sessions

Creating a Culture of Credibility and Accountability at the System and Facility Level

Jul 16, 2018 3:15pm ‐ Jul 16, 2018 4:15pm

Identification: G361-AAC18-2081

Credits: None available.

This session will provide tools and resources to increase credibility and enhance accountability to build a strong engineering department at any hospital. Attendees will learn tips to move from a behind-the-scenes department to a department that is regularly called on to perform additional services and looked to as an example of how to integrate across a system.

  • Describe how to create operational metrics
  • Explain how to create a sustainable infrastructure capital program
  • Identify compliance issues that facility managers need to discuss with planning, design, and construction before projects
  • Describe how to use data to build a business case

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

Analysis of Flow Path of Airborne Contaminants in a Patient Room

Jul 16, 2018 3:15pm ‐ Jul 16, 2018 4:15pm

Identification: G361-AAC18-2101

Credits: None available.

Hospital-acquired infections have been persistent in hospitals, and airborne transmission plays a role in nosocomial infections. The airflow distribution determines the flow path of airborne pathogens in a room. With the help of insightful airflow animations, the presentation will demonstrate movement of airborne particles and the importance of the locations of supply and exhaust grills in a patient room. The presentation will provide valuable insights to health care facility managers and design engineers in the design of HVAC systems.

  • Explain the importance of airflow distribution in the patient room
  • Assess the role of flow path of airborne particles in controlling infection
  • Identify the effect of HVAC configuration on flow path of airborne pathogens
  • Describe ideal locations of supply and return grills in a patient room

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

The 2018 Guidelines–Are You Ready for Change?

Jul 16, 2018 3:15pm ‐ Jul 16, 2018 4:15pm

Identification: G361-AAC18-2239

Credits: None available.

The chair of the 2018 Health Guidelines Revision Committee will discuss changes in the 2018 FGI Guidelines, including the separation of hospital and outpatient facility requirements to better address their unique needs, minimize costs, and encourage flexibility of use. New accommodations for care of patients of size and for telemedicine services will be discussed, plus an overview of changes to requirements for recovery spaces; imaging, examination, procedure, and operating rooms; and sterile processing facilities.

  • Explain the reasoning behind changes to the design of clinical spaces in health care facilities
  • Identify how using the updated Guidelines for a project can provide a safe and effective patient care environment at a reasonable cost
  • Discuss how FGI is reinventing its process to more rigorously examine, balance, and document requirements based on best available evidence
  • Describe strategies used by FGI to develop and enhance new content for 2018

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

The Health Care Industry Is More Dangerous than Firefighting, Steel Foundries, and Hog Farming

Jul 16, 2018 3:15pm ‐ Jul 16, 2018 4:15pm

Identification: G361-AAC18-2168

Credits: None available.

Yes, it’s true! The injury and illness rates within select sectors of the health care industry are higher than those for firefighters, steel foundry employees, and hog farmers. OSHA acknowledges that injury and illness rates in the health care industry are among the highest in all of industry. Why are the rates so high? What can be done? This presentation includes a summary of injury and illness trends, key steps to reduce injuries and illnesses, and tips for OSHA compliance.

  • Describe current injury and illness trends within health care
  • Identify steps to reduce injuries and illnesses
  • Explain the worker compensation costs within the health care industry
  • Apply a health and safety checklist to identify hazards and non-compliance items.

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

Demystifying Measurement and Verification

Jul 16, 2018 3:15pm ‐ Jul 16, 2018 4:15pm

Identification: G361-AAC18-2184

Credits: None available.

Savings gained through energy conservation projects comes in the form of energy that isn’t consumed and money that isn’t spent. Measurement and verification (M&V) is a necessary and effective tool for proving a project’s success because it quantifies savings and provides actionable information that can be presented to the C-suite and facility management staff. This session will increase understanding of M&V and empower participants to take an active role in the development and implementation of an M&V plan.

  • Identify different uses and purposes of measurement and verification
  • Explain the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol options with a focus on Option C, “Whole Building”
  • Describe the challenges and benefits of implementing an M&V plan at a building, campus, or system level
  • List questions and concerns to discuss during M&V plan development and implementation

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

A Safe Health Care Environment: Suicide, Self-Harm, and Ligature Risk Assessments

Jul 17, 2018 8:15am ‐ Jul 17, 2018 9:30am

Identification: G361-AAC18-2144

Credits: None available.

Creating a safe physical environment for patients with behavioral health needs is a significant challenge for most health care facilities. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as the Joint Commission and other accrediting organizations are placing an increased emphasis on assessing risks and providing a physical environment consistent with the identified risks. This session focuses on the process of risk assessment and mitigation of behavioral health patient safety physical risks.

  • Use a risk assessment process to evaluate ligature risks
  • Identify areas where a risk assessment is needed
  • Develop a mitigation plan for identified ligature risks
  • Implement a process for response to ligature risk citations

Speaker(s):
  • Bradley R. Taylor, MBA, CHFM, CHC, System Vice President, Construction and Project Management, Fairview Health Services
  • Joseph A. Glaski, FDAI, FASHE, MBA, Director Healthcare Services, Brand Services, A Stonington Services, LLC Company
  • Sean Goings, CEM, CHSP, SASHE, PE, President, DAC, Inc, Houston, TX
  • James Peterkin, PE, LEED, AP, SASHE, Senior Fire Protection Engineer, TLC Engineering for Architecture
  • Kym Orange, Healthcare Segment Strategy Marketing Manager, W.W. Grainger, Inc
  • Tim Adams, FASHE, CHFM, CHC, Member Professional Development, Director, Leadership Development, American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
Panelist(s):
  • Sue Andersen, PhD, CHSP, CEDP, EMTP, EMSIC, Regional Director Emergency Management, EC & Safety, Medxcel Facilities Management
  • Kathy Tolomeo, CHEM, CHSP, Director, Compliance Strategies, Safety, Security, and Emergency Management, JLL, Healthcare Solutions
  • David M. Sine, DrBE, CSP, ARM, CPHRM, Chief Risk Officer, Office of Quality, Safety, and Value, Veteran's Health Administration
  • Kathryn Petrovic, MSN, RN-BC, Senior Associate Director, Standards Interpretation Group, The Joint Commission
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Sterile Processing Department Design and HVAC Considerations

Jul 17, 2018 9:45am ‐ Jul 17, 2018 10:45am

Identification: G361-AAC18-2206

Credits: None available.

The requirements for sterile processing facilities were significantly revised in the Facility Guidelines Institute’s 2018 Guidelines for Design and Construction. The new edition provides expanded guidance for designing these critical areas to support and encourage compliance with professional practice guidelines for cleaning, decontaminating, and sterilizing surgical instruments. The session will cover when a two-room sterile processing facility is required, when a single-room sterile processing facility is acceptable, and ventilation requirements to support a dirty-to-clean workflow.

  • Discuss the perspectives of infection preventionists on what architects and engineers need to know to provide the safest, most efficient environment for sterile processing
  • Describe the extent to which each profession’s perspective (designer and clinician) is addressed in AORN’s “Recommended Practices for a Safe Environment of Care, Part II” and FGI’s Guidelines for Design and Construction for both hospitals and outpatient f
  • Describe the design engineers’ perspective to approaching initial planning for sterile processing environments in hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities
  • Explain the latest ventilation requirements for sterile processing and the Joint HVAC Task Force’s recommendations on compliance

Speaker(s):
  • Douglas S. Erickson, FASHE, CHFM, HFDP, CHC, CEO, Facility Guidelines Institute
  • Paula Wright, RN, BSN, CIC, Director, Infection Control Unit, Massachasetts General Hospital
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Re-envisioning the Food Service as a Hospital Amenity and Destination

Jul 17, 2018 9:45am ‐ Jul 17, 2018 10:45am

Identification: G361-AAC18-2140

Credits: None available.

Transforming the aging hospital by re-envisioning food service as a hospital amenity and destination, this case study will explore new concepts in food service delivery, server configurations, and dining room and kitchen design. The old design style is being rethought to deliver higher quality and nutritious food in an environment that helps to foster healing and overall perception of the facility.

  • Assess ways to approach initial inception of project objectives and programming
  • Evaluate food service design strategies
  • Identify facility concerns and goals
  • Describe design interventions, successes, and post-occupancy outcomes

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

Designing and Preparing your Facility for Severe Weather

Jul 17, 2018 9:45am ‐ Jul 17, 2018 10:45am

Identification: G361-AAC18-2145

Credits: None available.

This University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital case study highlights the importance of planning for severe weather events while not compromising other healing aspects of a facility. The new facility achieved safety while supporting exceptional natural daylight and views. The building ensured critical systems would continue to operate before, during, and after the event. Details of the design, construction, and testing of the building envelope and mechanical and electrical systems will be explained in detail and operational procedures described.

  • Describe the design process used to evaluate systems and their design for severe weather.
  • Plan to maximize daylight for healing yet protect the patients during severe weather
  • Explain the process of designing the glass and testing the exterior envelope components for severe weather
  • Discuss the operational process for severe weather in the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital

Speaker(s):
  • Scott Hansche, Managing Director, Heery International, Inc.
  • Luke Leyden, AIA, Design Team Lead, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Phil Boothby, Executive Director, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC)
  • Gordon Smith, AIA, Project Designer
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Gender and Cultural Equity in Health Care PDC – An honest discussion

Jul 17, 2018 9:45am ‐ Jul 17, 2018 10:45am

Identification: G361-AAC18-2301

Credits: None available.

Speaker(s): Panelist(s):
  • Patrick Duke, MS, Managing Director, CBRE | Healthcare
  • Kara Brooks, Sustainability Program Manager, ASHE
  • Skanda V. Skandaverl, Division Director | Facilities Mgmt Planning Design & Construction, Nebraska & Fargo Division, Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Barbara Wagner, Sr. Vice President, Clark Construction Group
  • Leigh Harrison, HGA Director of Electrical Engineering
Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00
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