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ASCA 2021 Virtual Conference On-Demand

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ASCA 2021 Virtual Conference

The ASCA 2021 Virtual Conference, scheduled for April 26, May 3, and May 10, offered the same top-quality education, networking, and resources as ASCA’s in-person events— all from the comfort of your home or office.




Virtual Management Essentials for ASC Administrators Seminar On-Demand

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2021 Virtual Management Essentials for ASC Administrators Seminar

ASC leaders must be well-informed and prepared to meet all applicable federal regulatory requirements and accrediting organization standards. Hear from expert faculty with extensive experience in ASC management as they discuss what ASC leaders need to know about compliance, finance, quality management.




Virtual Infection Prevention for ASCs Seminar On-Demand

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2021 Virtual Infection Prevention for ASCs Seminar

Get the resources you need to develop and maintain an infection prevention program that protects your patients and your ASC. This course, comprised of two four-hour days, will also help you prepare for the Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist (CAIP)® exam.




ASCA 2021 Webinar Series On-Demand

2021 Webinar Recordings

Materials Manager Track

Date/Time:
Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Todd Eich, CST, CMRP, Supply Chain Professional in the Healthcare Industry

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE/IPCH

AEU Content Area:
Financial

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Materials management affects your ASC’s financial well-being daily. Learn the importance of using preference cards to determine your ASC’s cost per case and how to compare cost per case across physicians to identify opportunities for reducing your ASC’s expenses. Find out how to effectively manage freight and shipping charges, what amount of supplies you should keep on hand and which implants and devices you should have on consignment. Techniques for negotiating successfully with your vendors and manufacturer sales representatives will also be discussed.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Stephanie Martin, MHA, CASC, Vice President of Operations, Regent Surgical Health

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Financial

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
The person designated as the materials manager in your facility plays a vital role in the daily operations of your ASC. Learn how to improve your ASC’s bottom line while ensuring your physicians have the materials they need to perform at their best and provide the highest standard of care. This webinar will provide information on setting par levels, managing vendor relations and streamlining the inventory process. Tips designed to make your life easier will be offered to help you manage these issues and other materials management processes.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Lisa Rock, President, National Medical Billing Services

Speaker(s):
Karen Barrow, Associate Director, BRG

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Financial

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
LThe recent influx of surgical implants moving to ASCs brings both advantages and challenges. Examine current trends in the ASC industry, discuss the pros and cons of purchasing surgical implants and consignment agreements, and share market strategies your ASC can employ to thrive in today’s environment.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR(E), CASC®, Chief Nursing Officer, Surgical Information Systems (SIS)

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Financial

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Lean staffing and time limitations inherent in the ASC setting can make medication management a challenge. An RN should oversee the program with the assistance and guidance of a consultant pharmacist, but as medications are constantly changing, generics are used more often and drugs with similar names increase the chance of error, the challenges increase. Following this webinar, attendees will have an understanding of the complexity of medication management and some real-world advice to help streamline the processes.

Clinical Director Track

Date/Time:
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Lauren Levine, JD, Partner, Garfunkel Wild
Marianne Monroy, Esq., Partner-Director, Garfunkel Wild
Salvatore Puccio, JD, Partner, Garfunkel Wild

Continuing Education:
1.25 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Human Resources

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
As the COVID-19 vaccination rollout continues, there are many common questions facing employers. This webinar will address how best to respond to both legal and pragmatic concerns for issues such as:

  • Can we mandate vaccination of our employees?
  • What are the recent changes to applicable COVID-19 leave laws?
  • How can we address violations of an employer’s COVID-related workplace policies?

Date/Time:
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
John Karwoski, RPh, MBA, President and Founder, JDJ Consulting

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Define drug diversion, know the steps your ASC needs to take when it is suspected in your facility and learn strategies for preventing and identifying this potentially life-threatening situation. Drug diversion is not a problem until it is a problem, and those with access to drugs are more likely to divert. This presentation shines light on the possible infection risk put on patients and the ethical duty clinical staff have to report suspicious behavior and events.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Stanford Plavin, MD, President, Ambulatory Anesthesia Partners

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Delivery of Patient Care

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Discuss what the role of the anesthesia provider could—and possibly should—look like in your ASC. Examine a number of topics that lend themselves to some of the better practices and collaborations that typically occur with the anesthesia team and consider various case scenarios and vignettes for addressing poor behaviors as well as acknowledging positive ones.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Mary Ryan, RN, BSN, MBA, CAIP, CASC, Consultant, Amblitel

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Quality Management

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
With so many changes happening in today’s world—and specifically in the workplace—it’s inevitable that our culture is also being modified. Some of these changes are positive, but other times, we struggle to adapt and may need help to hit the reset button. Join this session to review various cultures and talk about ways to bring positivity, energy and motivation back to your team.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Debra Stinchcomb, MBA, BSN, RN, CASC, Senior Consultant, Progressive Surgical Solutions

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Do you know the scope of practice of your employees, and whether they’re working within the parameters outlined by your state? Are licensed practical nurses/licensed vocational nurses able to provide discharge teaching? Are medical assistants able to administer medication in an ASC? While each state may differ slightly on scopes of practice, you need to be aware of any restrictions of scope so you can protect your ASC from a risk management standpoint. Plan to attend this session to learn the scope of practice for several types of employees and the resources to use to explore those scopes for your ASC.

Infection Preventionist Track

Date/Time:
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Tammeria Tyler, RN, CIC, CAIP, Infection Preventionist, Southeastern Spine Institute Surgery Center

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE/IPCH

AEU Content Area:
Delivery of Patient Care

CAIP™ Content Area:
Infection Prevention Strategies

Overview:
Gain practical, real-life tips and advice on how to mitigate the risk of communicable disease exposure for your patients, visitors, staff and physicians. This guidance is based on current recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and other agencies in the infection prevention world.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
David Shapiro, MD, Red Hills Surgery Center

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE/IPCH

AEU Content Area:
Delivery of Patient Care

CAIP™ Content Area:
Infection Prevention Education & Training

Overview:
Never in recent times have the issues surrounding transmission of infectious materials gained such prominence in healthcare and the public awareness. The webinar will address current considerations regarding safe administration of anesthesia in your ASC with a focus on infection prevention and case management in the COVID-19 era. Techniques geared not only towards protecting patients, but anesthesia providers as well as other healthcare practitioners will be discussed.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Michele McKinley, LVN, CRCST, CIS, CHL, AGTS, ASQ CQM/OE, ASQ CQA, ASQ CSSYB, Senior Clinical Education Specialist Western Zone, STERIS Corporation

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE/IPCH

AEU Content Area:
Delivery of Patient Care

CAIP™ Content Area:
Instrument/Equipment Cleaning, Disinfection & Sterilization

Overview:
Join this webinar to review two recent “hot-button” issues for surveyors: (1) following manufacturer instructions for use and (2) appropriate point of use treatment of soiled medical devices. Learn how to obtain and implement instructions, especially those with vague or ambiguous processing steps. Develop a plan to reconcile conflicting instructions for use so that your ASC is ready for its next survey.

Point of use treatment is often overlooked or downplayed, but it is the critical first step in reprocessing. Surveyors know this too. Discover the expectations, required compliance to recommended practices and standards, and potential outcomes when point of use treatment is not performed properly.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Laurie Roderiques, RN, BSN, CNOR, CAIP, CASC, LNC, Director Clinical Services, Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE/IPCH

AEU Content Area:
Delivery of Patient Care

CAIP™ Content Area:
Surveillance, Data Collection & Analysis

Overview:
Universal hand hygiene precautions have been drilled into all of us since day one, but are we still listening? We all know that hand washing/hand hygiene is the #1 defense against the spread of germs and infections, and that has taken on new meaning in the face of COVID-19, so why do we still have trouble with it? This webinar will revisit the basics and discuss the why's, the how's and the "really?"

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