ASHE 53rd Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

1225 - Alternate Equipment Maintenance (AEM) Risk Assessments

Jul 11, 2016 9:45am ‐ Jul 11, 2016 10:45am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $30.00


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


  • David Stymiest, PE, CHFM, CHSP, FASHE, Senior Consultant, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc


Credits: None available.

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