Infection Prevention Training to Meet CMS Requirement in Ambulatory Surgery
ASC Infection Prevention Training to Meet CMS Requirements 7.5 CH
Saturday, March 29, 2014
8am - 5pm
Natalie J. Lind, CRCST, CHL, FCS, BS, International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM)
Joe Perz, DrPH, MA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Healthcare Quality
Terri Link, MPH, BSN, CNOR, CIC; Jan Davidson, MSN, RN, CNOR, CASC, AORN Ambulatory Surgery Division
Attendees will leave this session with a record of completion, and the necessary training to meet the CMS requirements for an infection preventionist.*
The goal of this intensive is to fulfill the CMS
requirements for infection prevention training in an ASC. The learner
will be provided with necessary tools and training in order to comply with the
Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet used by CMS.
This program is designed to examine common sterile processing and high level disinfection functions and identify best practices in each phase of the medical device reprocessing cycle. In addition, the course covers safe injection practices, environmental cleaning, outbreak investigations, and surveillance.
Emphasis will be placed on the requirements for every step of the reprocessing cycle from:
- Cleaning and decontamination to inspection
- Assembly and packaging to sterilization and sterilization monitoring
- Proper storage and transport of instruments
- Safe injection practices the CDC's One & Only Campaign
- How the re-use and misuse of needles,
syringes, and medications has resulted in dozens of outbreaks, over 150,000
patients being notified of possible/probable exposure, and countless lawsuits
- The important role ASC staff can play in
protecting against the devastating and avoidable harms that follow from unsafe
- Environmental surveillance including the importance of environmental rounds in determining gaps and needs assessment for project planning
- The importance of recognizing a cluster or
outbreak of SSI for early intervention
- The use of surveillance in determining surgical site infections and outbreaks will be discussed
- An outbreak investigation will be described using CDC guidelines
Interactive exercises will be used throughout the workshop to encourage audience participation. The audience will be provided with tools to use, including how to investigate an outbreak. The program will conclude with a discussion of most frequently seen breaches in infection prevention found during an accreditation survey in an ASC.
*This is not a certification. Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of this program.