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Managing Nitrous Oxide Use Outside the Operating Room

Managing Nitrous Oxide Use Outside the Operating Room

Health Facilities Management Article – April 2020 _____________ There is an emerging compliance challenge surrounding the use of nitrous oxide being experienced in many hospitals. Specifically, safety officers and facility managers are finding that clinical services outside the operating room are offering patients the option of self-administering a 50/50 mix…

New England’s Power Grid Transition: From Coal and Nuclear to Natural Gas and Renewable The Inconvenient Consequences

New England’s Power Grid Transition: From Coal and Nuclear to Natural Gas and Renewable The Inconvenient Consequences

There is a huge shift happening to the power grid in New England – and what you don’t know could impact you – and your utility bill. The power grid in New England is rapidly shifting from coal and nuclear energy to natural gas and renewable energy. Between 2012 and…

Managing Time, Resources, and Projects

Managing Time, Resources, and Projects

22 FREE Tools to Help You Work Better and Smarter Note: This article will appear in the September 2014 issue of Inside ASHE Magazine, a publication of the American Society For Healthcare Engineering   Philip C. Stephens, President of ASHE, wrote an open letter to the membership about the changing…

Redesigning and retrofitting existing facilities for behavioral healthcare

Redesigning and retrofitting existing facilities for behavioral healthcare

This article originally appeared in the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management in August 2013. ________________ With the closing of many large state-run behavioral healthcare facilities in many areas of the country, more patients with behavioral health needs are being managed locally.  This often means shorter in-patient stays, more outpatient treatment, and…

A Green Solution, Partnering With Energy Providers on Solar Power

A Green Solution, Partnering With Energy Providers on Solar Power

This article originally appeared in in the magazine Inside ASHE,  a publication of the American Society For Healthcare Engineering, in the Summer 2013 issue. ____________ Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) is the major healthcare provider on Cape Cod. With two hospitals, one skilled nursing facility, one assisted living center, five major…

Do Your Signs Meet the New ADA rules?

Do Your Signs Meet the New ADA rules?

This article originally appeared as a sidebar in the article “Making Your Wayfinding More Visitor Friendly” in MCD – Medical Construction and Design magazine in March 2013 _________ One of the biggest changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibilities Guidelines (ADAAG) 2010 is the adoption of Braille standards for signs. California…