Is It Time To Reopen Your ASC?
Whether you never closed, have just reopened, have a date in mind, or just don’t know what to do…… this one-hour presentation will explore the requirements and discuss implementation strategies. Obviously, it is no longer business as usual. Life will likely be forever changed for our ASC’s as we enter into this new normal. This is a 80-minute video presentation.
IS IT TIME TO REOPEN YOUR ASC?
Speaker: Cathy Montgomery, RN, CASC - President, Excellentia Advisory Group About Our Speaker: Cathy has over 25+ years in healthcare services management. 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.
Cathy is President and Founder of Excellentia Advisory Group, a consulting and development company serving both the surgical industry through ASCS 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 and/or sits on their Board. 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 has her CASC certification.
Whether you never closed, have just reopened, have a date in mind, or just don’t know what to do…… this one-hour presentation will explore the requirements and discuss implementation strategies. Obviously, it is no longer business as usual. Life will likely be forever changed for our ASC’s as we enter into this new normal.
Our patients need us more now than ever as their elective surgeries have been postponed, many multiple times! It is less likely now that patients will be comfortable to have procedures performed in a hospital especially if it is an approved ASC procedure. In other words, we ASCs will become the venue of choice. An ASC offers a smaller more controlled facility. With that said, it is incumbent on the facility to project confidence to patients that you are offering them a safe environment.
The same can be said for your obligation to your employees. Assuring them that you are taking every precaution possible is not only your obligation as an employer, but also a necessary step moving forward to maintain an active staff roster. It will also be necessary to insist on compliance, there can be no short cuts here.
This session will include but is not limited to the following:
- Review the federal requirements and CDC recommendations
- Explore how the state requirements may be stricter
- Discuss initial pre-planning, especially for those facilities that were in fact closed
- Examine environmental strategies for moving forward
- Look at how proper scheduling can assist you during this awkward time
- Consider specific HR and training situations that might be necessary
Format: View Upon Demand video presentation
Duration: 80 minutes
Who Should Attend:
- ASC Administrators
- ASC Clinical Directors
- Infection Preventionist
- Managers of Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement
- Safety Officer
- Team Leaders
- Physician Owners and Leadership
Price: $139.00 for the presentation, handouts and any Q&A follow-up with Cathy that you might have after viewing the presentation. Follow-up questions are allowed to Cathy through email or phone. Included in this price is unlimited views or viewing for 90-days including yourself and your facility staff. *One Contact Hour of continuing education and a Certificate of Participation for each staff member that participates.
Handouts Will Include:
- ASC Re-opening Checklist
- AAAHC Crosswalk
- CMS Memos re: IC Worksheet and Guidance for Infection Control in Outpatient Settings
- CMS Opening America Again
- Joint Statement (American College of Surgeons, AORN, AHA, American Society of Anesthesiologist)
- Statement from Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia
- Consent for Procedure During Pandemic
- and many more
“This program is approved for up to 1.5 hours of IPCHs by BASC Provider #0707 (The content areas in which IPCHs may be claimed for CASC or CAIP recertification Infection Prevention Strategies".
Contact Hour: This presentation will be worth 1.5 Contact Hour of continuing education. Upon request, you will receive a Certificate of Participation showing your Contact Hour.
Once you and any/all staff have reviewed this presentation, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion worth 1.5 Credit Hour of continuing education. You simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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;
CLICK HERE for Certificate Request Form