Expert advice for infection prevention guidance on ambulatory surgery center CMS regulations

By: April 15th, 2010 Email This Post Print This Post

In the past year, the infection prevention landscape has changed considerably for ambulatory surgery centers (ASC). Stricter regulations from CMS, and more money to enforce those regulations, have put ASCs in the spotlight to ensure that their infection prevention program relies on proven best practices. (Click here for an archive of ASC/CMS posts.)

On April 21, join CMS surveyor Dawn McLane, RN, MSA, CASC, CNOR, and infection prevention program specialist Libby Chinnes, RN, BSN, CIC, for “Infection Prevention Survey Strategies for ASCs: Comply with CMS’ Conditions for Coverage.”

This 90-minute Webcast will provide you with a blueprint to develop an effective infection control program that will withstand the scrutiny of a CMS surveyor.

Her are some of the topics to be covered in the webcast:

  • What a CMS/accreditation surveyor will look for
  • How to do an ASC risk assessment
  • Achieving acceptable compliance rates on hand hygiene, safe injection practices, and influenza vaccination of staff
  • Assessing sterilization and disinfection based on best practices
  • Identifying and eliminating CMS survey pitfalls
  • A Q&A sessions for your ASC-specific concerns

Click here for and audio clip on preparing ASC’ for surveys and registration information.


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