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CHES Member Series Ticket1 $150 (1-time payment for all 8 sessions)
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Webinar 1  Wednesday January 17, 2018 
Topic: Security in your Healthcare Facility
Speaker:  Randy Wiken, Senior Manager, Facilities and Protection Services and Fire Marshal, The Hospital for Sick Children
Raffi Demerjian, Account Manager, Garda World

The presentation focuses on:

  • Security – Policy Statement
  • Security Model
  • Security Controls
  • Hospital Security
    • Physical security
    • Defensive principles
  • Threats or Risks
  • Security and Safety
  • Security Risk Management Process
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Threat and Risk Assessment
  • Enforceable Policies
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Webinar 2 Wednesday February 21, 2018
Topic: Infection Control: How to Build Effective Temporary Containment Barriers and Control Airflow
Speakers: Graham Dick, CR™ RIA Certified Restorer, CMP™ RIA Certified Mold Professional, AHERA Building Inspector, CSA Infection Control Consultant, CEO, Genesis Restoration

Creating an effective separation of the work zone from the patient zone isn’t easy. Often contractors and FM&O staff have problems or challenges that result in cross contamination and present infection risk to the patient population. We’ll cover the basics, and several common issues. The NEW CSA standard helps make it easier. Bring your questions and problems in making it work.

  • What does the CSA Z317.13-17 say about Hoarding specifications and Design?
  • Pre-built vs Custom built, pros, cons and costs
  • Basics of airflow
    • HEPA filtration
    • CAHU’s: How they work, Set up and Maintenance
    • Placement – The myth of the capture zone
    • Exhausting issues – What do you do when you can’t vent outside?
    • Make up air and leakage
  • Monitoring
    • Standard Requirements
    • Alarm set points and why
  • Anterooms
    • What’s the point?
  • How to Audit?
    • 3 points to prove compliance
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Webinar 3  Wednesday March 14, 2018 -Cancelled
Topic:  Getting More out of your Existing CMMS to Stay on Budget
Speakers:  Stephen Dow, General Manager, Maintenance Connection

Surveys indicate that 90% of all CMMS, regardless of vendor, are not fully utilized. This session focuses on expanding the use of your existing CMMS by crafting Maintenance Scorecards in your reporting tool (you can't imagine what you don't measure) and key cost control initiatives.

The presentation focuses on:

  • Building and using Maintenance Scorecards to identify problem areas, set goals, reduce costs.
  • The 10 typical Maintenance Scorecards - which ones should you focus on?
  • How to get the details from your current CMMS - where are they hiding?
  • Tracking and reducing reactive work orders related to PM and Service Requests.
  • Mobile solutions - Pro/Con and issues to avoid.
  • Identifying equipment beyond its useful life, and how to deal with it.
  • Better defend your maintenance budget.
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Webinar 4  Wednesday April 18, 2018
Topic:  CSA Z7396.1-17 Medical Gas Pipeline Systems – A need to know discussion
Speaker:  Roger Holliss, Director of Engineering & Biomedical Services, St. Mary's Hospital
Alan Pinkerton, President, PMG Systems Ltd.

The fourth edition (2017) of CSA Z7396.1 is a foundation standard and installation code for medical gas systems within health care facilities, and is substantially changed/improved from the withdrawn 2012 edition. Best practice always suggests following the latest standard, regardless of the Agency Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) adoption status. From our technical sub-committee perspective, including incident knowledge, we’ll focus on the new Clause 15 Maintenance and Ongoing Verification section. Of significance are new ‘appointed’ Qualified Operator designations. ‘Need to know’ material for all operators, and anyone touching the system that’s ever wondered or questioned whether/what they can. Learn how to become qualified. Lives depend on actions, and an understanding of daily responsibilities.

The 2017 edition sees expansion in requirements and guidance in many areas, so we’ll also update you on alarms including monitoring and testing, plus introduce new informative non-mandatory annexes for:

     • medical gas pipe sizing;
     • pipeline installation test reporting;
     • emergency preparedness and response;
     • emergency procedures;
     • alternate solutions, environmental, fire control; and
     • plume evacuation pipeline systems.

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Webinar 5  Wednesday May 9, 2018
Topic:  Energy & Sustainability
Speakers:  JJ Knott, CET, CCHFM. CEM, CDSM, Project Lead, Healthcare Energy Leaders Ontario (HELO), Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care
Description: Energy management is a key pillar of a sustainable and climate resilient health facility. Facility engineers and energy managers play a critical role in ensuring empirical evidence is gathered to help support development and deployment of conservation and facility infrastructure initiatives. Learn how new Coalition-sponsored initiatives including the Green Hospital Scorecard are helping to reduce energy, while lowering carbon footprints and GHG emissions. Co-presenter will be a representative from an Ontario hospital that has received an exemplary score on the latest Green Hospital Scorecard challenge to discuss greening and resiliency successes.
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Webinar 6 Wednesday June 20, 2018
Topic: Life Cycle Costing & Asset Management
Speaker: Randy J. Meszaros, AScT, PMP, C.E.T., Hatch

Current asset management discussions and trends regarding healthcare facilities and infrastructure are numerous, with owners/operators facing many issues:

  • Assessing and managing risk profiles of assets
  • Compliance with legislative and duty of care requirements
  • Availability vs. revenue loss due to unscheduled maintenance
  • Identifying and delivering critically required repairs
  • Safety and environmental incidents from potential asset failures
  • Managing asset life within constrained budgets and schedules

Of principal importance is how approaches to both life cycle assessment and asset management processes can best leverage current facilities and infrastructure and optimize management decisions for investments through upgrades and/or replacements, finding innovative ways to increase operational efficiency, and sustaining the integrity and performance of asset portfolios.

This webinar will communicate an overview of some key topics and concepts related to the both Life Cycle Costing & Asset Management considering uncertain economic conditions, cost and revenue pressures, and increasing regulatory and customer demands that are driving organizations to achieve more with their existing assets and financial resources.

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Webinar 7 Wednesday October 17, 2018
Topic: Infection Control: Dust - Understanding the Enemy
Speaker: Graham Dick, CR™ RIA Certified Restorer, CMP™ RIA Certified Mold Professional, AHERA Building Inspector, CSA Infection Control Consultant, CEO, Genesis Restoration

The goal of this webinar is that you begin to connect the dots on dust. This seemingly innocuous debris is actually highly dangerous to immunocompromised patients and those with potential infection sites. We’ll learn why dust isn’t “just dust”, it is literally mushroom compost. Just add water and ‘stuff’ grows.

     1. What is in Dust?
     2. How big is everything?
     3. Transport system – how it travels
     4. What conclusions were drawn from the CCDR study?
     5. What does the CSA Z317.13-17 say about dust?
     6. Let’s look at the organic components in particular
          a. Mould
               i. Aspergillus – Learn why it kills more people than any other species of mould.
               ii. Is all mould dangerous?
     7. Where is it and what’s the big deal?
     8. What happens when you add water?
     9. It’s in the walls, not in the room. It can’t hurt anyone can it?

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Webinar 8 Wednesday November 21, 2018
Topic: An Introduction to Canadian Contract Administration
Speaker: Kevin Henry, BScE, P.Eng., LEED AP, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Project Manager, HDR
Description: An introduction and overview of the CCDC Contract and its components and contents. A description of the roles, relationships, and responsibilities for performing construction work via a CCDC 2-2008 lump sum Contract. Discuss process for bid, permit application, award, initiate construction (mobilize), processes for clarification and modification of Contract, closeout and warranty. Discuss Construction Contract Administrators role to Contracting parties (Client - Architect Agreement) and to AHJ (legislative commitments).
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Webinar 9 Wednesday December 5, 2018
Topic: CHES CCHFM Prep Course - Targeting Challenges through Certification – Why CCHFM? Why me? And why now?
Speaker: Gordon Burrill P.Eng., CCHFM, FASHE, CHFM, CHC
Description: This presentation starts with an overview of the competencies with which an individual should be familiar in order to challenge the Canadian Certified Healthcare Facility Manager exam. Competencies such as compliance; planning, design and construction; maintenance and operations; finance; and administration will be explored to get a sense of exactly what is to be expected in a certified individual. We will explore why you should consider challenging the CCHFM exam to demonstrate your competence in the complex field of Healthcare Facilities Management. We will spend some time discussing highlights as well as presenting the types of questions answers that you might expect when taking the exam.
  Free for all CHES Members