Did You Hear? ASHE, CDC Address Physical Environment’s Impact on Infection Control

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February 21, 2018

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From the field

ASHE, CDC to produce publication on physical environment's impact on infection control

In a column sent to the nation's health care executives, ASHE Executive Director PJ Andrus discusses ASHE's work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Research & Educational Trust on a three-year initiative to improve infection-prevention efforts in U.S. hospitals. The work includes an upcoming publication that will cover six key components of infection prevention and the physical environment. —AHA

Codes + Standards

ASHRAE guideline on managing Legionellosis risk open for second public review

The organization is accepting comments on proposed revisions to Guideline 12-2000 until April 2 —ASHRAE


Sentara continues operating room modernization project

The hospital hit a major milestone with the installation of its iMRI lifted through a third-floor window of its surgical suite  —HFM

Codes + Standards

NFPA fast-tracks a new standard on active-shooter response

Comment period for NFPA 3000, Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events closes this week —HFM

From the field

Hospital revises safety guidelines after treating rival gang members

Joint Commission field director shares best practices learned after a busy night in an ED trauma center —Joint Commission


Children's hospital opens new patient tower featuring playful design

Cook Children's Medical Center South Tower includes a new heart center and the expansion of several departments —HFM

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