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Do you think you know your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to on-the-job knowledge? Test yourself by taking the quiz
below, and then use the scoring sheet to find the topics you know best and the areas in which you could use more information.
1. In a hospital, what is the maximum
size for trash containers that
are not in a space protected
as a hazardous area?
a.
b.
c.
d.

22 gallons
32 gallons
46 gallons
96 gallons

2. How often shall the security
vulnerability analysis and the
security management plan be
evaluated, according to NFPA 99?
a.
b.
c.
d.

Monthly
Weekly
Annually
Every 36 months

3. You have been asked to help with
the master planning for a health
care system that has purchased
several medical practices and
their facilities. What two tools
would be the most useful in
communicating your position
to the management team?
a. Facility condition index
combined with return
on investment
b. Return on investment expressed
in net present value
c. Facility condition index and
new construction estimates
d. Return on investment
and life cycle costs
4. Which of the following
can cause the life safety
branch to malfunction or
fail in a Level 1 system?
a. The equipment branch fails;
as a result, the life safety
branch also fails, as the two
branches are connected
b. A short circuit in the life safety
branch's distribution panel
c. The equipment branch fails; as
a result, the life safety branch
also fails because they share
the same transfer switch
d. The normal side circuit
breaker to the automatic
transfer switch trips

5. Which of the following
should be included in the
construction risk assessment?
a.
b.
c.
d.

Infection control
Noise and vibration
Air quality
All of the above

6. Based on the 2012 edition
of NFPA 99, which of the
following statements is most
accurate regarding medical
gas system source valves
in a Category 1 system?
a. The source valve on a bulk
storage system external to the
building can serve as the main
valve as long as the bulk storage
system only serves one building
b. The source valve must be located
inside the building if the gas is
used in an anesthetizing location
c. A source valve is required
at the base of each riser in
a medical gas system
d. The source valve can serve as
the main valve if the source
is inside the building
7. Interim life safety measures
should be implemented when:
a. A fire alarm system is out of
service for more than 4 hours in
a 24-hour period or a sprinkler
system is out of service for
more than 10 hours in a 24-hour
period in an occupied building
b. A life threatening condition exists
c. Construction alters required
life safety elements
d. All of the above
8. Which of the following are
included in productive
time calculations as you
work on your budget?
a. Meeting time, work order
entry time, and holiday time
b. Sick time, training time,
vacation time
c. Vacation time, holiday
time, sick time
d. Meeting time, training time,
work order entry time

9. If a generator needed to be
replaced in an existing facility,
which standard should be
referred to for compliance?
a.
b.
c.
d.

PURPA
NFPA 70B
NFPA 110
NFPA 30

10. In new health care occupancy
construction, the Life Safety
Code® requires that all corridor
walls extend deck to deck.
a. True
b. False
11. By what date must existing
high-rise buildings containing
health care occupancies be
protected by an approved,
supervised, automatic
sprinkler system?
a.
b.
c.
d.

November 5, 2016
July 5, 2017
November 5, 2026
July 5, 2028

12. A DX cooling unit in a medical
office building costs $10,000 per
year in utilities to operate and
has a monthly service contract
for maintenance of $500. A
replacement unit will cost $31,500
(installed) and will use 45 percent
less energy with a service contract
of $350 per month. Which of the
following is the simple payback in
years for the replacement unit?
a.
b.
c.
d.

3.9
4.5
5
8.3

13. Which of the following
does CMS reference for life
safety requirements?
a. NFPA 101®
b. The International Fire Code® (IFC)
c. OSHA Standards for
Fire Protection
d. The FGI Guidelines for the Design
and Construction of Hospitals
and Outpatient Facilities

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Inside ASHE - Fall 2017

Letter from the president
What’s new
Pop quiz
The measurement of a health care facility manager: How do you define success?
Creating a program to identify and monitor pressure dependent spaces
Critical considerations for specifying a building automation system for health care
Bright ideas: LED renovation at Boulder Community Health
Selecting the right fire extinguisher for operating rooms
Still battling reheat energy in hospitals: Short- and long-term ideas for hospitals’ biggest energy use
The financial impact of variable speed ventilation controls in hospital kitchens
Data driven culture fuels University of Florida Health’s success in energy and operational optimization
Energy management in a critical access hospital: How Barnesville Hospital reduced energy consumption by 39 percent
Value analysis: Improving operating margin through cost savings
Member spotlight
Advertisers’ index
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Inside ASHE - Fall 2017 - Letter from the president
Inside ASHE - Fall 2017 - What’s new
Inside ASHE - Fall 2017 - 11
Inside ASHE - Fall 2017 - Pop quiz
Inside ASHE - Fall 2017 - 13
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Inside ASHE - Fall 2017 - The measurement of a health care facility manager: How do you define success?
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Inside ASHE - Fall 2017 - Creating a program to identify and monitor pressure dependent spaces
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Inside ASHE - Fall 2017 - Critical considerations for specifying a building automation system for health care
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Inside ASHE - Fall 2017 - Bright ideas: LED renovation at Boulder Community Health
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Inside ASHE - Fall 2017 - Selecting the right fire extinguisher for operating rooms
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Inside ASHE - Fall 2017 - Still battling reheat energy in hospitals: Short- and long-term ideas for hospitals’ biggest energy use
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Inside ASHE - Fall 2017 - The financial impact of variable speed ventilation controls in hospital kitchens
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Inside ASHE - Fall 2017 - Data driven culture fuels University of Florida Health’s success in energy and operational optimization
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Inside ASHE - Fall 2017 - Energy management in a critical access hospital: How Barnesville Hospital reduced energy consumption by 39 percent
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Inside ASHE - Fall 2017 - Value analysis: Improving operating margin through cost savings
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Inside ASHE - Fall 2017 - Member spotlight
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