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Hello and welcome to the Cashe-md.org site, version 2.0. The Chesapeake Area Society of Healthcare Engineering. Here you can learn about our organization and even join. For members, there is a news area below, with helpful links on the events and programs taking place. Also, an event calendar, and sponsor lists to browse through. Take a look around, and enjoy!


Upcoming Events
General Meeting
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General Meeting

May General Meeting is 11 May 2016 and will be held at PIMLICO Jockey Club 5201 Oark Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD. Networking begins at 4:30 so see you there.

Topic for May is: Overview of ASHRAE 170 - Ventillation for Healthcare Facilities. Sponsored by Filtrex - Drew Barnes.

16 May is the CASHE 23 Annual Golf Classic. Submit your applications early so you have a reservation.

Monthly Highlight

 CMS released proposed rule to adopt NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, 2012 with certain modifications and also to adopt the majority of NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code, 2012 Edition.  While the adoption of NFPA 99 and NFPA 101, 2012 editions is supported by ASHE, a few of the proposed modifications listed below which will have a great impact health care organizations:

 

  1. The requirements of the LSC and NFPA 99 must be met regardless of the number of patients served.
    1. Hospital departments which provide treatment to one inpatient must be classified as a health care occupancy
    2. Satellite facilities which provide general anesthesia to one patient must be classified as an ambulatory health care occupancy

                                                              i.      Based on billing of hospital-based provider services in outpatient buildings

 

  1. Fire watch / building evacuation is required after 4 hours of a sprinkler system being out of service in lieu of 10 hours.

 

  1. Windowless anesthetizing locations must be provided with smoke control.

 

  1. Patient sleeping rooms require an outside window/door and sill height must not be greater than 36 inches above floor
    1. Current wording applies to existing construction
    2. Does not apply to newborn nurseries

 

  1. Existing roller latches not permitted on corridor doors

 

  1. Alcohol based hand rub must be adequately protected against inappropriate access

 

Comments are due by June 16, 2014.  Tip on draft comments are as follows:

 

  1. Be concise and support your claims
  2. Provide sound reasoning, scientific evidence, and how the adoption will affect your facility
  3. Assess trade-offs and opposing views
  4. Provide as much information as necessary to support your claims
  5. If you are commenting on a particular word, phrase, or sentence, provide page number, column, and paragraph citation from the Federal Register document
    1. Contact CASHE code advocacy liaison (Lennon Peake, lpeake @koffel.com) for this information if having difficulty

Click on the link below to make a comment.

 

http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=CMS_FRDOC_0001-1450

 

Lets make a difference and let CMS know what you think.

 

Lennon Peake, P.E.

Manager

Licensed In MD, PA, CA

 


8815 Centre Park Drive / Suite 200 / Columbia, MD 21045
direct 410-794-1592 / tel 410-750-2246/ fax 410-750-2588

lpeake@koffel.com  /  www.koffel.com

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Newsletters (PDF)

Newsletter January 2014

Newsletter February 2014

Newsletter March 2014

Newsletter April 2014

Newsletter May 2014

 



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