Education

On-Site Training

  • SHS offers on-site or remote training for individuals or groups.
    • Facilities Management Staff
    • Safety Committee Members
  • Post Fire-stop project training helps assure proper maintenance going forward.
  • Post survey Needs Based Training fills in the gaps and helps staff understand how all of the pieces fit together.
  • ASHE and State Chapter presentations available upon request.
  • Free webinars provide education for those unable to attend live conferences.

Upcoming 2018 Webinars 

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Using Relocatable Power Taps

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
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  • Abstract: The Centers for Medicare Services (CMS) has developed criteria for the use of power taps in healthcare facilities.  Learn the rules so you don’t get caught on your next survey.
  • Seminar Objectives – At the end of this program you will be able to:
    • Understand what is and is not a relocatable power tap
    • Understand when to use each type
    • Learn the rules by which power taps must be used
    • Use power taps safely

Managing an Effective Safety Committee

  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
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  • Abstract:   Many Hospital Safety Committees meet simply because they have to.  Assess your committee against a definition of a truly effective committee and learn some tips and tricks to energize your Safety Committee.  An effective Safety Committee can and should carry a great importance within the organization, and have a significant impact on the organization’s culture.
  • Seminar Objectives – At the end of this program you will be able to discuss:
    • Identifying the Problem(s)
    • Assessing Your Safety Committee
    • What is an Effective Safety Committee?
    • Who should be on the committee
    • How a structured meeting facilitates effectiveness
    • Safety Committee Documentation
    • The impact of a Safety Committee on the organization

Life Safety Management, The Big Picture

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
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  • Abstract:  Life Safety is critical in a Healthcare setting due to the nature of the occupancy.  A Healthcare Occupancy must maintain a “Defend in Place” readiness at all times.   The Life Safety systems supporting a Healthcare Occupancy requires periodic testing of the systems and  integration of various systems and activities to assure a fire-safe facility.
  • Seminar Objectives – At the end of this program you will be able to discuss:
    • The Fire Safety Triangle
    • How systems work and interact to maintain a safe facility
    • Leveraging Joint Commission and ASHE Resources
    • Fire Drills
    • Fire Safety Equipment Testing, Inspection and Documentation
    • Barrier Management

Above Ceiling Permit Process

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
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  • Abstract:  Controlling access to the space above the acoustical tile ceilings in healthcare facilities is   imperative to maintain a safe facility.  Contractors of all types will run communications or other cables, conduits or even plumbing through walls that must be maintained smoke or fire resistant.  Having a Permit System is not enough.  It has to be used effectively and enforced.
  • Seminar Objectives – At the end of this program you will be able to discuss:
    • Infection Control Considerations
    • ICRA Risk Assessment
    • Educating the contractor
    • Issuing the Permit
    • Monitoring for Compliance
    • Clearance Inspections
    • Enforcement
    • Follow up

The Role of Facilities Management in Infection Control

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
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  • Abstract:  Life Safety is important, but as an industry, we are not often causing harm or death through fire.  We are permitting hundreds of thousands of Nosocomial Infections, or Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) to take place that take tens of thousands of lives every year.  Learn how Facilities Management can impact this important consideration both negatively and positively.
  • Seminar Objectives – At the end of this program you will be able to discuss:
    • What Infection Control Utilities are
    • How Air Pressure Relationships Impact Infection Control
    • How Construction Activities Impact Infection Control
    • Fire-stopping and Infection Control
    • The Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA)
    • Monitoring for Compliance
    • Enforcing Policies and Processes

The Infection Control Planing with ICRA Drawings

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
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  • Abstract:  When planning construction or certain maintenance activities in an active hospital, consideration must be given to protecting patients and staff from exposure to dust and contaminants.  Not all parts of the hospital carry the same Risk Levels and not all activities create the same hazards.  The ICRA Process and related drawings will help anticipate and properly  mitigate the potential risks to patients in the hospital during these activities.
  • Seminar Objectives – At the end of this program you will be able to discuss:
    • The Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA)
    • Conducting ICRA Assessment
    • Using ICRA Maps to Clarify Precautionary Requirements
    • Monitoring for Compliance
    • Dealing with Non-compliance

Hazard Surveillance (Environmental Tours) in Healthcare Facilities

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
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  • Abstract: Hazard Surveillance, more recently referred to as Environmental Tours, are a proactive process of seeking out and ultimately correcting unsafe conditions in the healthcare environment.  There are many ways of scheduling, conducting and following up on such rounds.  This presentation looks at the Pros and Cons of several such processes so that the attendees may determine the best process for their facility.
  • Seminar Objectives:  Attendees should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the following;
    • Develop an eye for hazards – Spot the Hazards Game
      • Review examples of hazards
      • Note why they are a hazard
    • Review Hazard Surveillance process options
      • Team verses individuals
      • Staff knowledge and Physical Environment
    • Review sample documentation
      • Recording findings
      • Deriving useful information
      • Follow up

Fire-stopping in Healthcare Facilities

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
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  • The number one killer is any structure fire is smoke. Effective sealing of smoke and fire barriers is paramount to having a safe Healthcare Facility. Special knowledge is required regarding where and how to install the correct construction joint and penetration repair systems to maintain the rating of required walls. Learn the ins and outs of doing a proper job of fire-stopping a Healthcare Facility.
  • After this Webinar, you will understand the following:
    • What Fire-stopping is
    • Why it is so important
    • When to inspect and repair
    • Penetrations verses Construction Joints
    • What materials to use
    • What a Rated System is
    • Where Rated Systems are required
    • How to choose Rated Systems

Life Safety Drawings for Accreditation

  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
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  • Abstract: LS.01.01.01 EP 3 now shows where The Joint Commission has identified their requirements for Statement of Conditions (Life Safety) drawings. Be sure that your drawings show the required elements, no less and no more. This 45 minute session will review these requirements as well as the process for getting from ground zero to fully compliant, useful drawings.
  • Seminar Objectives – At the end of this program you will be able to discuss:
    • The importance of accurate drawings
    • Advantages of the 2012 LSC Edition
    • Statement of Conditions Requirements
    • Integration of Life Safety Layers
    • Utility and ICRA Layers
    • Impact on the Barrier Management Program
    • Impact on Compliance
    • Impact on Safety 

Using Alternate or Interim Life Safety Measures

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
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  • Abstract:  When a Life Safety feature of a Healthcare Facility is compromised, the level of safety of all building occupants is reduced.  As appropriate, many of these conditions must be compensated for by Alternative methods.  This program will provide a solid understanding of the what, why, when and how of ILSM is essential to a well-managed, safe Healthcare Facility.
  • Seminar Objectives – To increase participant’s understanding of:
    • What ILSM is and ALSM are
    • The reasons for ILSM
    • When to Assess ILSM
    • The ILSM process
    • ILSM Implementation
    • Fire Watch, When and Hows
    • Documenting ILSM

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Other Available Webinars 

  • Conducting the Annual Management Plan Evaluations
    • The purpose and value of the annual evaluation
      • Requirements for annual evaluations
      • Objectives
      • Scope
      • Performance
      • Effectiveness
      • The annual evaluation process
      • Impact on Safety and Operations
  • The Role of Facilities Management in Infection Control
    • Those of us that are passionate about Healthcare Safety recognize that Life Safety is important. However, we rarely harm patients with fire. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients acquire infections while in the hospital. Of those, tens of thousands never see home again. While there are many factors involved, Facilities Management can have a positive impact on these terrible statistics. From air pressure relationships to the prevention of air leakage through fire-stopping, there is much that Facilities can do. Join us for a discussion of this critical topic.
  • Prioritizing Work in Healthcare Facilities Management 
    • Most Facilities Management teams have more demands placed on them than resources required to meet those demands. Effective Healthcare Facilities Management requires the application of the art of prioritizing. Join us to discuss how to prioritize work to assure that a safe and secure environment for care is maintained.  You will understand the following from this seminar:
      • Recognize the challenges facing today’s Healthcare Facilities Management Teams
      • Identify critical activities for safe and code-compliant facilities
      • Leverage work management processes to assure correct prioritization
      • Assure that the important tasks get completed before less important tasks.
      • Utilize a CMMS Effectively