The EVS team is vital for maintaining clean and safe healthcare spaces, which is crucial for operational efficiency and enhancing patient well-being. Despite not providing direct care, frontline EVS staff's interactions with patients, families, and clinicians can have a life-saving impact, underscoring their significant role in healthcare.
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Competencies for job descriptions and assessing performance of environmental services professionals, technicians, supervisors, managers and directors.
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.
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.
The third edition of Practice Guidance for Health Care Environmental Cleaning, The Essential Resource for Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection.
In this article, Doe Kley, RN, MPH, T-CHEST, CIC, presents infection control basics for environmental services workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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.
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.
COVID-19 Resources ADVISORY: Novel Coronavirus EVS Advisory (formerly Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) Updated February 20, 2020 Background
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.
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:
Sustainable programs are also among the Association for the Healthcare Environment Performance Improvements Measures that allow you to track operational success metrics. Use the sustainable pest control best practices in this document to support sustainability program metrics.
This documents gives guidance on how to market yourself through networking, making connections, preparing for calls, getting past gatekeepers, and achieving great outcomes.
AHE Fellowship Program Eligibility Please read before submitting application and outline. Paper guidelines include: scoring rubric, writing guidelines, and suggestions for topics. Picture must accompany application. Eligibility:
List of AHE Fellow Technical Papers.
The EVS Department of the Year highlights the outstanding achievements of a cutting-edge environmental services team in maintaining high levels of performance in cleaning, disinfecting, infection prevention, environmental sustainability and stewardship, technology use, patient satisfaction, education, and training in critical areas.
2018 Heart of Health Winner - Congratulations, James Carlin of Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ! Heart of Health Care Award Congratulations to Stephan Vick from Northside Hospital in Atlanta, who will be presented with The 2019 Heart of Health Care award during Exchange annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, August 21-24. Sponsored by
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, has announced ServiceMaster Clean as a 2018-2020 Corporate Champion.