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.
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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 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.
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.
The 2020 Environmental Services Department of the Year Award will be announced in August. The award recognizes and celebrates best practices in cleaning and caring for the environment. It was designed to highlight the outstanding achievements of a leading-edge environmental services team in maintaining high levels of performance in cleaning, disinfecting, infection prevention, environmental sustainability and stewardship, use of technology, 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.
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John Scherberger, FAHE, CHESP, provides information on UV disinfection and important factors to consider when evaluating UV technologies.
Read about the unintended consequences caused by the application of the Hawthorne Effect and how it impacted an environmental services department.
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Recent outbreaks of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) and adenovirus among children have raised questions about ways to prevent transmission when those affected are admitted to a health care facility. This advisory offers information regarding AFM, viruses that are currently implicated, modes of transmission and measures of prevention.
Studies have shown that emphasis should be placed on adequately training environmental service workers and providing timely feedback on the thoroughness of cleaning by using fluorescent marking or ATP methods. By identifying the connectors and promoters from the front-line staff and focusing them on creating a culture of care and trust, we can take the organic approach to change and improved performance.
Health care textiles are a crucial component in the care and treatment of patients if positive outcomes are to be realized. The absence of guidance from regulatory organizations pertaining to the handling, internal transportation, and storage of hygienically clean textiles within the confines of health care facilities brings into question the hygienic integrity of such textiles. This document addresses the shortcomings and provides suggested direction and support.
Press Release: The Association for the Health Care Environment Announces Elected and Appointed 2019 Board Members
The newly elected At Large Board Members for the 2019-2021 term have been elected and appointed.
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, has announced the recipients of the 2018 Recognition Awards for excellence in caring for the environment, volunteer service, mentorship and environmental sustainability.
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, has announced the recipient of the 2018 Phoenix Award.
Encompass Group, LLC Announces Ken Tyler, VP Government Operations, Awarded Department of Veterans Affairs 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.