KSHE Update
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
President's Message
By Joe Taylor
“The three hardest things to say are:
1.       I was wrong
2.       I need help
3.       Worcestershire sauce"
You’re laughing right? I saw this a while ago on my FB Feed and it made me laugh out loud. I hope it did the same for you. Laughter is particularly important these days!
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Education and Training
By Mike Canales
Greetings KSHE Members,
I am just not sure where summer went! I believe in part due to the monotony of the COVID routine and losing out on seasonal events like baseball, football, summer movie releases, and conferences (the ones with travel) have kind of just made the days run together. When it comes to education, we continue to be in the midst of a marathon of learning and adapting. As you may have read in the Presidents letter, KSHE has continued to adapt as well and step up to the challenges!
Kentucky Spotlight
Staff at Hardin Memorial Health adjust to the demands of maintaining a sufficient supply of N95 masks and other needed PPE.
DLOM Group
ASHE Update
American Society for Health Care Engineering
The American Society for Health Care Engineering is inviting members to add their comments regarding the 2020 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction draft documents.
By Michael Roberts
As The Department of Health and Human Services formally renews the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration and we continue to experience situations and conditions that are new and different in our time in healthcare, I hope you find time to take care of yourself and your family. As our expertise in facilities management continues to be needed and challenged our value to excellent, safe patient care is more important than ever, and we are really making a difference in the lives of our teammates, patients and community. 
Your Facilities Management News
Health Facilities Management
A new webpage from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance on how to optimize the supply of personal protective equipment in the event of a shortage.
Health Facilities Management
It remains unclear what the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be on codes on standards.
D Magazine
A new report from a Dallas-based architecture firm offers tips on preparing for future crises, including improving HVAC systems and compartmentalizing.
Sustainability Spotlight
Microgrid Knowledge
Because of their high energy demands and need for reliable power, some hospitals are looking into the use of a microgrid.
Tips for increasing energy efficiency include focusing on both the supply side and the demand side of energy consumption at your hospital.
Social Media
The orientation of technicians and contractors in healthcare is a patient safety issue that we should all be talking about. Help us get the word out, and let us know how Safe Day One has helped your facility. Please share your experiences with us at info@safedayone.org and follow us today!
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