What We Have Learned from 2018; Let's Prepare for 2019
This one-hour session will report to attendees survey citations that have been gleaned from deficiency listings, including but not limited to the September 2018 incident that occurred at a surgery center in New Jersey. The goal is for facilities to self-reflect on internal processes to assess their own vulnerabilities in hopes of proactive corrective action.
Worth 1 Contact Hour of continuing education.
Presented by: Cathy Montgomery, RN, CASC, President, Excellentia Advisory Group
About Our Speaker:
Cathy has over 25+ years in healthcare services management. During her position as a Regional Manager for Barnes Hospital, she transitioned 6 physician practice groups to the newly purchased West County Hospital to stabilize hospital admissions. She also acquired and developed other practices to further expand service lines.
As Regional Administrator for NovaMed, she oversaw operations of the physician practices as well as surgery centers, and optical shops in the metro St.Louis/Illinois area. Under her direction a state of the art refractive surgery center was designed and opened. Cathy obtained a large vision care contract that tripled the volume of procedures for the refractive physicians in her market.
Cathy is President and Founder of Excellentia Advisory Group, a consulting and development company serving both the surgical industry through ASC'S as well as surgical hospitals and the outpatient industry through physician practices and ancillary centers. Cathy for the past several years has studied all the regulatory agencies that impact the ASC industry and has made herself an expert on the subject. Cathy is a frequently speaker at State ASC conferences to speak on regulatory compliance topics. Cathy also offers expertise in running the day-to-day operations of a surgery center and assists several privately-owned surgery centers across the country as their management company. Her vision is to offer services that will be cost effective for her clients and fill those gaps that occur due to immediate needs. She has hired consultants that are knowledgeable and follow TJC, AAAASF and/or AAAHC standards. Cathy herself became an AAAASF survery in 2016 and now IMQ in 2018. Cathy has her CASC certification.
This one-hour session will report to attendees survey citations that have been gleaned from deficiency listings, including but not limited to the September 2018 incident that occurred at a surgery center in New Jersey. The goal is for facilities to self-reflect on internal processes to assess their own vulnerabilities in hopes of proactive corrective action. This session will explore the following findings:
- Medication safety infractions
- Proper handling of narcotic documentation
- How sterilization misfires led to a facility closure
- The 3 most missed items on the Emergency Operations Plan
- Air flow, penetrations, fire doors, and sprinkler issues
- Proper execution of fire drills
- Corridor spaces
- Required testing of exit signs, ER lights, etc.
- Pediatric outlets
- Owners manuals and IFU’s and much more
We have prepared for you some “Cheat Sheets” to help you stay on course for the LSC and EOP requirements. Come join us for this interactive webinar. And because we realize this is such a hot topic, if you have specific questions we invite you to submit them to Cathy ahead of time as we want to Cathy (firstname.lastname@example.org) ahead of time. We know regulatory compliance is core to your success and want to address all of your concerns.
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Price: $139.00 per user email/password. Unlimited viewing for 90-days.
1Once you and any/all staff have reviewed this presentation, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion worth 1.0 Credit Hour of continuing education. You simply contact us at email@example.com requesting your certificates, using the Certificate Request Form found in the link below. You will need to provide a typed list of all participants first and last names, position title (RN ,BSN, etc.), license numbers (if professionals) and date of completion.
* Excellentia Advisory Group LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP 15481: Issue Date: 4/6/2010;
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