AAAASF joins with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) to provide Ambulatory Surgery Center Infection Prevention Courses.
Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) staff and administrators obtain critical information in this course to help them meet CMS requirements for a credible infection prevention and control program in the ambulatory setting. The four-module course follows the CMS surveyor worksheet, focusing on the observations and assessments frequently made during a regulatory visit to an ASC. Surveyors monitor for compliance and credibility of an ASC’s infection prevention program collecting information on how the center delivers services such as:
- Intro Infection Prevention in ASCs
- ASC Hand Hygiene
- ASC Injection Practices
- PeriOperative nursing care of the patient
- Sterilization and reprocessing
- Hazardous waste management
The four modules of this course contain rationale and supporting evidence for the parameters of a successful infection prevention program that addresses:
- Sterilization and high-level disinfection, including a section on reprocessing of single-use devices
- Hand hygiene practices including monitoring and suggestions to improve compliance
- Critical environmental infection prevention practices
- Practices related to point-of-care devices and safe injection practices
The course should be used by all ASCs that want to ensure they have quality infection prevention program with periOperative safe patient outcomes as a result. The course is appropriate for all staff, administrators and physicians who provide services in the ASC setting.
Students will have four months to complete the course. This course is worth 6.8 contact hours. To earn the contact hours and print a certificate you must complete all the course modules and the final course evaluation. Your record will be updated with your contact hours the month following course completion.
For more information, call toll-free at 888-545-5222.