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Publications

To purchase an AHE publication please visit the AHE Online Store or call 1-800-242-2626 and provide the publication's product codeAHE has many titles available via the online store from the American Hospital Association. For a complete list of products available the AHE Online Store.


Practice Guidance for Healthcare Environmental Cleaning, 2nd Edition 

Provides evidence-based research, guidance and recommended practices that should be considered for inclusion in healthcare environmental services departments. Because each healthcare facility has its own specific needs, this manual has been designed to serve as a resource EVS professionals can use to enhance an existing program.

Product Code: 057034 (Print Format)
Product Code: P057034 (EBook Format)
Member Price: $239.00 each
Non-Member Price: $359.00 each


Recommended Practice Series: Environmental Services Equipment and Supplies

Equipment and supplies, including carts and tools, are essential, discrete components of safe, efficient and productive Environmental Services (EVS) operations. EVS technicians must have the requisite knowledge and expertise for the selection and use of equipment and supplies appropriate for specific tasks.

Product Code: 057953
Member: $49.00 each
Non-Member: $89.00 each


From Top To Bottom: The Environmental Services Series (DVD/Video)

This three-part DVD video series on training solutions for Environmental Services and Infection Prevention & Control Managers who may be challenged with high employee turn-over, limited time to train workers, language barriers and controlling infection control rates. These videos are based on the AHE publication "Practice Guidance for Healthcare Environmental Cleaning" and are available in both English and Spanish. The production of the videos was generously sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Professional. The DVDs are now 
available for purchase  in a three-part package or individually.  Order via phone at 866-321-5066 or visit the Envision Inc website


EXPLORE - Quarterly Magazine

Distributed to all AHE members, EXPLORE provides valuable and timely information to healthcare environmental services professionals on a quarterly basis. With features including infection prevention, environmental services, OSHA essentials, and waste management, EXPLORE is referenced by members for answers to healthcare questions, industry information and purchasing decisions.

Share your articles, information or ideas with our publisher, Naylor, LLC, for the possibility to be included in upcoming issues. Contact Heather Williams at (352) 333-3411 or hwilliams@naylor.com for more information on how to contribute to the publication.

For information on advertising, contact Scott Pauquette at (352) 333-3446 or spauquette@naylor.com

Download EXPLORE Media Kit >>


  

Contracting Myth and Realities

This valuable document is now available. This publication will cover everything from outsourcing to management pitfalls. AHE re-released this manual in order to keep the ES professional at the top of their game.
Includes sample surveys, budgets, and task lists that will assist in making the best decisions for your ES Department.

Product Code: 057047
Member Price: $95.00 each
Non-Member Price: $135.00 each


 

 

Recommended Practice Series: Disaster Readiness & Recovery

Environmental services departments are essential for maintaining hospital operations during an emergency situation. With that in mind, AHE has developed a new recommended practice document that provides multi disciplinary guidance, particularly for environmental services departments on issues and concerns that arise during all phases of a disaster. The tool can be used as a facility-wide.

Product Code: 057800 
Member Price $99.00 each
Non-Member Price $199.00 each


 

Healthcare Environmental Services Preparation Guide - The CHESP Review Guide, 3rd Edition

Interested in becoming a CHESP?  Place your order now for the newly-updated and revised CHESP Review Guide, 3rd edition.  This guide will help you better prepare for the CHESP Certification Exam.

Product Code: 057960 
Member Price: $89.00 each
Non-Member Price: $129.00 each


 

Glossary of Healthcare Terms for Environmental Services, 2nd Edition 

AHE is very pleased to present the newly expanded and updated Glossary of Healthcare Terms for Environmental Services, Second Edition. This is an essential resource for Environmental Services professionals in the forefront of healthcare support services.

This publication explains terms, concepts and ideas related to infection prevention,   healthcare reform, insurance, sustainability, waste management, business and labor,  laundry, chemicals, sanitation, general science and a host of others subjects. With its new content, the Glossary of Healthcare Terms for Environmental Services will provide useful information to those new to Environmental Services as well as those with many years of experience.

Product Code: P057950 (EBook Format)
Member Price:  $49.00 each
Non-Member Price:  $69.00 each


  

Recommended Practice Series: Integrated Pest Management, 2nd Edition

In this first in a series of Recommended Practice documents, certified entomologists from Orkin and Western Pest Services teamed with AHE to offer a complete “how to” guide to implementing and maintaining an effective IPM program in a health care facility.

Product Code: 057958
Member Price:  $25.00 each
Non-Member Price:  $45.00 each

 


 

The Practical Application of Disinfections and Sterilization

This comprehensive, easy-to-reference book takes the guesswork out of choosing and using disinfection and sterilization products. The guide includes more than 300 pages of useful information, presented in nontechnical language for the management professional. It provides an understanding of when, where, and how disinfection and sterilization should occur, as well as EPA registered chemicals appropriate for the job. 

Product Code: 057031
Member Price:  $69.95 each
Non Member Price:  $95.00 each


An Ounce of Prevention: Waste Reduction Strategies for Healthcare Facilities

This book will illustrate a basic, but comprehensive, approach to implementing waste reduction and recycling strategies in health care facilities. Definitions will be given to terms in waste management world. Learn how to cut costs, improve productivity and understand the waste management system.

Product Code: 057007
Member Price:  $29.95 each
Non Member Price:  $75.00 each


Becoming A Mercury Free Facility: A Priority To Be Achieved by 2000

This Professional Development Series document outlines the public health and environmental impacts of mercury. It further explains the health care industry's extraordinary contribution of mercury pollution and outlines simple, cost effective strategies to better manage, minimalize, and ultimately eliminate the use of mercury and mercury based products in health care settings. A technical assistance resource guide is also included. Readers can expect to acquire the skills needed to make this important work a manageable task.

Product Code: 197103
Member Price:  $15.00 each
Non Member Price:  $25.00 each


Evaluating And Selecting The Best Medical Waste Treatment

This document will provide the criteria for consideration and analysis in the process of evaluating and selecting the best or most viable alternative medical waste treatment technology for a particular site-specific application. Over the last 15 years, it has been particularly difficult for facilities to plan and make the best, most cost-effective decisions for dealing with medical waste issues, and, as a result, many facilities have made poor, costly decisions. Through the steps and guides this publication offers, waste management program alternatives can be thoroughly evaluated simultaneously with viable treatment and disposal alternatives for your facility.

Product Code: 197110
Member Price:  $15.00 each
Non Member Price:  $25.00 each


Guidebook for Hospital Waste Reduction & An Ounce of Prevention

Complete Set These are both popular books sold at a special discount price. This companion guide to An Ounce of Prevention provides you with tools, guidelines and information to help you navigate through the regulatory and financial maze, associated with establishing a waste-management program for your facilities. 1996, 109 pages An Ounce of Prevention Waste Reduction Strategies for Health Care Facilities This book will illustrate a basic, but comprehensive, approach to implementing waste reduction and recycling strategies in health care facilities. Definitions will be given to terms in waste management world. Learn how to cut costs, improve productivity and understand the waste management system. 

Product Code: 057038
Member Price:  $ 79.95 each
Non Member Price:  $125.00 each


Guidebook For Hospital Waste Reduction Planning & Program Implementation

This companion guide to An Ounce of Prevention, provides you wil tools, guidelines and information to help you navigate through the regulatory and financial maze, associated with establishing a waste-management program for your facilities. 

Product Code: 057037 
Member Price:  $25.95 each
Non Member Price:  $75.00 each


Healthcare Textile Services: Policies & Procedures Manual

This publication is designed to acquaint managers with the basic infection control practices that are generally considered to be appropriate for a textile care services operation in a health care facility.

Product Code: 057049
Member Price:  $50.00 each
Non Member Price:  $95.00 each


Healthcare Textile Services:  Training Manual and Policies & Procedures Manual - Set

We have combined the two books into a valuable set. Learn about the recommended policies & procedures for the textile management team. Also get valuable tips and recommendations on training new or established staff about safety and efficiency.

Product Code: 057048 
Member Price:  $89.00 each
Non Member Price:  $170.00 each



Healthcare Interior Finishes Problems and Solutions

This essential reference manual provides basic information plus critical insights you need to create and maintain an interior that is attractive, friendly and hospitable. 

Product Code:  057016
Member Price:  $20.00 each
Non Member Price:  $60.00 each


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The AHA Certification Center (AHA-CC) designs and administers the Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional program to recognize mastery of a well-defined body of knowledge within the healthcare environmental services management discipline.

 

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