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Press Releases
March 17, 2021 | Format: News Release The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association, has developed the first interactive competency model tool for health care environmental services professionals, including technicians, supervisors, managers and directors. 
Toolkits/Methodology
The first interactive competency model tool for health care environmental services professionals, including technicians, supervisors, managers and directors.  These core competencies may be used to create job descriptions, assess performance and guide professional development; self-assess skill levels and training needs and set improvement goals; and determine staff t
Technical Paper
The Impact of Communications and Motivation on the Environmental Services Workplace By Lisa Ford January 11, 2021 | Formats: Technical Paper | Content Areas: Workforce | Tags: Communication, Motivation, Leadership, Diversity
Guides/Reports
MEMBERS MUST LOGIN TO VIEW AND ACCESS THE REPORT This report explores how participation in AHE professional membership has driven the performance and career advancement of our members.
Guides/Reports
Core Competencies A core competency is considered  one that is an absolute requirement for a specific job. These core competencies may be used to create job descriptions, assess performance and guide professional development; self-assess skill levels and training needs and set improvement goals; and determine staff training needs. It should be noted that job titles vary by organizational size, structure, level within a health care system and other organizational attributes.
Quick Training
  Note: You must be login to view members-only content. This AHE members-only resource provides refresher training for frontline EVS staff that is essential for combating SARS-CoV-2. Download these training resources and lead your team in making the connection between what an environmental services technician does with why they must do it.
Guides/Reports
  Members must login to view and access the report. The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) created its Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) training program using an innovative, cost-effective model, in which facilities select representatives from their staff to be trained through AHE’s CHEST train-the-trainer program. Upon completion, representatives then deliver the CHEST certification program in their facility directly to frontline staff.
Other Resources
Evidence-Based E-Resource from the Recognized Authority Leverage best practices and tools to create and maintain safe environments of care. This go-to resource guides users through what takes place in each area of care, details why each area may be high-risk, and explains how to properly clean and disinfect each area. Environmental services and infection prevention professionals gain an understanding of why specific practices and procedures are recommended. 
HFM Article
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Resources
AHE Members Only Content. You must be logged-in to access content. Download these sample Environmental Services job descriptions to ensure you find the most qualified candidate for your open positions.
AHA Announces Optimized Conference Experience: ASHE and AHE to Collaborate During 2020 Conferences  February 19, 2020 | Formats: News Release CHICAGO, February 19, 2020 – Two leading health care associations are bringing their annual conferences to Chicago in 2020 to provide attendees an enhanced experience and greater opportunities for cross-team collaboration. 
Advisory
COVID-19 Resources ADVISORY: Novel Coronavirus EVS Advisory (formerly Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV)  Updated February 20, 2020 Background
Press Releases
The Association for the Health Care Environment Announces Elected 2020-2021 Board Members January 16, 2020 | Formats: News Release
Press Releases
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, has announced the recipients of the 2019 Environmental Services (ES) Department of the Year Award.
Press Releases
AHE Presents 2019 Heart of Health Care Award June 19, 2019 | Formats: News Release CHICAGO, June 19, 2019 –The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, has announced the recipient of the 2019 AHE Heart of Health Care Award.
Core Components of Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection AHE was a significant contributor to  the development of these core components. The following AHE offerings were used as references for this resource:
Seminars and Workshops
CHEST Workshops Location Date   CaroMont Regional Medical Center Gastonia, NC February 25 - 27 View Details American Hospital Association
Book
The staffing methodology includes metrics derived from actual hospital staffing standards currently in place and practiced in the field, as well as direction from industry experts who have spent their careers in honing the craft of environmental services staffing.