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ASCA's webinars cover a variety of topics, including quality management, delivery of patient care, beneficial business practices, regulatory and legal issues, human resources and more.

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ASCA Members Special Discounted Pricing
Webinar All-Access Pass: $395
Individual Webinar: $100


ASCA Nonmember Pricing
Webinar All-Access Pass: $495
Individual Webinar: $150





If you registered for an All-Access Pass, you will receive an email from us prior to each webinar in the series providing instructions and the link for accessing that program. You will also receive the speaker's handouts and directions for accessing your continuing education certificate(s). For recorded webinars, you will receive an email with directions for accessing the content once the recording becomes available.


For questions or assistance with registering for a webinar, please contact Anthony Mace at amace@ascassociation.org or 703.665.4145.

Media inquiries should be directed to Kay Tucker.

It is the policy of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) to ensure that all individuals who have the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity disclose all financial relationships with any entity whose products or services are pertinent to the content of the educational activity. The financial disclosure will include the name of the entity and the nature of the relationship the individual has with the entity during the time the relationship is in effect and for 12 months afterward.

  • Attendee must be present for the duration of the webinar.

  • Attendee must complete the evaluation form.


How to Receive Continuing Education Credit for ASCA Webinars:

  • Go to the continuing education portal.

  • Enter the webinar year and your email address to continue.

    • If this is your first time logging in, please fill in all required contact details to continue.
  • Enter your ASCA ID to log in.

  • Enter the five-digit code given at end of the webinar.

  • Complete the evaluation of the webinar.

  • Print the continuing education certificate.

Contact hours will be awarded until March 31, 2021, for the 2020 educational program and March 31, 2022, for the 2021 educational program.

  • Contact hours will be awarded until March 31, 2020, for the 2019 educational program and March 31, 2021, for the 2020 educational program.

  • ASCA is an approved provider for nursing contact hours by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #6949.

  • ASCA is an approved provider for Administrator Education Units (AEUs) by BASC Provider #3272.

  • ASCA is an approved provider for Infection Prevention Contact Hours (IPCHs) by CAIP.

Registration fees are non-refundable.

 


 

Upcoming 2020 Webinars

October 27

Date/Time:
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
John Goehle, MBA, CPA, CASC, Chief Operating Officer, Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Join this webinar to explore the various types of organizational structures common in ASCs. Discuss the responsibilities of governing body members under the Medicare Conditions for Coverage and review the attributes of a high-functioning and compliant governing board.

Late Fall*

Date/Time:
Late Fall*

Speaker(s):
Gina Throneberry, RN, MBA, CASC, CNOR, Director of Education and Clinical Affairs, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Quality Management

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Recent changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) quality reporting program for ASCs pose new challenges for perioperative leaders in the ASC setting. Learn what quality reporting measures are required now and get key definitions and answers to frequently asked questions about the measures your ASC needs to report.

Late Fall*

Date/Time:
Late Fall*

Speaker(s):
Kara Newbury, JD, Director of Government Affairs & Regulatory Counsel, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Get the final word on the changes to Medicare’s ASC payment system that will take effect January 1, 2021. Find out how ASC payment rates will change in 2021 and if new procedures were added to the final list of those eligible to be performed on Medicare patients in the ASC setting. This webinar will not discuss coding changes. Join the live program to ask questions specific to your ASC.

*The last two webinars in the 2020 Webinar Series—“CMS Quality Reporting for ASCs” and “Understanding Medicare’s 2021 Final Payment Rule”—will be offered as recordings only. Once these webinars have been recorded, participants will receive an email with instructions on how to access them. Due to the uncertainty of when Medicare will release the 2021 final payment rule, ASCA is not able to provide a specific date when these recordings will be available.


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2021 Webinar Series

New in 2021: Specialized Tracks

All four tracks are included in the Webinar All-Access Pass!

ASCA’s 2021 webinar series features four tracks: Materials Management, Clinical Director, Infection Preventionist and Administrator.

Up first are the Materials Management webinars:

Todd Eich

Financial Impact of Materials Management

Todd Eich
CST, CMRP

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Stephanie Martin

Materials Management and What You Need to Know

Stephanie Martin
Mha, CASC®

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Ann Geier

The Challenges of Medication Management in ASCs

Ann Geier
MS, RN, CNOR(E), CASC®

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2021 Live Webinar Series

Materials Management Track
Jan. 12

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

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.

Jan. 26

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.

Feb. 9

Date/Time:
Tuesday, February 9, 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
Feb. 23

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

Speaker(s):
John Karwoski, RPh, MBA, Founder and Owner of 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.

Mar. 9

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

Speaker(s):
Stanford R. 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.

Mar. 23

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

Speaker(s):
Mary K. 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.

Apr. 6

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

Speaker(s):
Debra L. 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
May 18

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.

Jun. 15

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.

Jul. 20

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.

Aug. 17

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?"

Administrator Track
Sept. 21

Date/Time:
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Marianne Monroy, Esq., Partner-Director, Garfunkel Wild

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Human Resources

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
An employee handbook can be a valuable communication resource for both the employer and the employee. It can also be a means of protecting the employer against discrimination or unfair treatment claims. This webinar will provide information on how to review and revise your ASC’s employee handbook to communicate your facility’s policies, procedures and benefits and the expectations of its management effectively.

Oct. 19

Date/Time:
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Kecia Norling, RN, MBA, CNOR, CASC, Director of Operations, Surgical Care Affiliates

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Financial

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Have you ever wondered why a month that felt successful ended up looking bad on your income statement? Explore the income statement and best practices for investigating the financial numbers behind each category. Learn how to analyze your income statement and utilize other monthly financial documents to understand the story behind the numbers. Consider the influence of specialty and payer mix and examine the general differences in cash and accrual accounting. Discuss how to effectively present your center’s financials to the Board of Directors.

Nov. 30

Date/Time:
Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Gina Throneberry, RN, MBA, CASC, CNOR, Director of Education and Clinical Affairs, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Quality Management

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Recent changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) quality reporting program for ASCs pose new challenges for perioperative leaders in the ASC setting. Learn what quality reporting measures are required now and get key definitions and answers to frequently asked questions about the measures your ASC needs to report.

Dec. 7

Date/Time:
Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Kara Newbury JD, Director of Government Affairs & Regulatory Counsel, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Get the final word on the changes to Medicare’s ASC payment system that will take effect January 1, 2022. Find out how ASC payment rates will change in 2022 and if new procedures were added to the final list of those eligible to be performed on Medicare patients in the ASC setting. This webinar will not discuss coding changes. Join the live program to ask questions specific to your ASC.


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2020 Webinar Series Recordings


Date/Time:
Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Melissa Bailey, RN, MA, Technical Service Supervisor, 3M Medical Solutions Division

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE/IPCH

AEU Content Area:
Delivery of Patient Care

CAIP™ Content Area:
Infection Prevention Strategies

Overview:
Many ASCs don’t have defined temperature management protocols for their perioperative patients and may not be able to recognize that their patients could be cold. Explore the important role that maintaining normothermia plays in helping to improve patient outcomes, including reducing SSI rates and decreasing intraoperative bleeding. Discuss crucial elements that should be included in a perioperative temperature management protocol and find out how these elements can be applied in the ASC setting.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Rachel Uzlik, CPHQ, Vice President of Clinic Services and Quality, Twin Cities Orthopedics and Revo Health

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Delivery of Patient Care

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
This webinar walks through the process several Minnesota ASCs used to conduct a multi-dimensional study (including more than 10,000 patients) of the causes and effects of the opioid epidemic in their community. The discussion reviews how these ASCs collaborated with physicians, patients and other healthcare providers in order to develop materials needed to launch a community-wide response to the opioid crisis.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Scott Schoeffel, JD, Senior Attorney, Theodora Oringher PC

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Collecting from a dissatisfied patient can be tricky business. Join this webinar to delve into best practices for avoiding legal and financial risk. Discuss the warning signs of risk, how to determine when and if a patient balance should be written off and how you can avoid admitting fault while also keeping the patient happy. Learn how to identify when it’s time to involve your ASC’s administrator, a risk manager or an attorney.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Jho Outlaw, Senior Vice President of Revenue Cycle Services, Surgical Information Systems

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Human Resources

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Allowing ASC business office staff to work remotely can provide significant benefits to both employers and employees. Staff satisfaction and retention are likely to increase, and virtual staff are often more productive than onsite employees. Furthermore, employing remote workers allows a surgery center to tap into a larger pool of job candidates, save money on renting office space or even turn existing business office space into additional patient care areas. But while adopting a telework policy comes with benefits, there are hurdles to overcome. Learn how to effectively transition a business office team to remote work, establish staff performance expectations, maintain accountability by leveraging metrics and drive engagement and productivity.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Lisa Sinsel, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Clinical Services, Surgical Care Affiliates

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Quality Management

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Find out how to use a nationally recognized patient safety culture survey to promote patient safety and enhance your patients’ experiences. Join this webinar to learn about one organization’s journey as they developed a robust patient safety culture program. Listen in as they recount the various steps involved, from survey deployment through action planning. The successes, challenges and lessons they learned over the course of a two-year period will also be shared.


COVID-19 Updates for ASCs

Date/Time:
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Bill Prentice
Chief Executive Officer, ASCA

Dan Murrey, MD, MPP
President, OptumCare Specialty Practices
Chief Medical Officer, Surgical Care Affiliates



Overview:
As the nation continues to coordinate its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASCs have a pivotal role to play in helping to manage the crisis. Listen to this webinar to get the latest updates on the federal regulatory and clinical concerns ASCs are facing.

For additional information on the COVID-19 updates addressed in this webinar, see ASCA's answers to these frequently asked questions. Please send your questions, comments and feedback to: asc@ascassociation.org.


 


Date/Time:
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Caryl Anne Serbin, RN, BSN, LHRM, President, Serbin Medical Billing

Tara Gillon, CRCP-P, Vice President of Operations, Serbin Medical Billing

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Financial

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Revenue cycle management can make or break your ASC. Your center’s financial success is directly linked to the efficiency, accuracy and timeliness of all business office functions that impact your revenue cycle. Some of these functions, including coding, billing and collections, have clear connections to your ASC’s finances. However, a variety of other, less obvious areas—such as staffing, fee schedule maintenance, managed care negotiations, scheduling, insurance verification, financial counseling, registration and auditing—can also impact the revenue cycle. Learn how to identify warning signs of practices that may negatively affect your ASC’s revenue stream and discuss guidelines for how to correct—or better yet, how to avoid—these cash-flow pitfalls.


COVID-19 Update

Date/Time:
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Bill Prentice
Chief Executive Officer, ASCA

Kara Newbury
Director of Government Affairs and Regulatory Counsel, ASCA

Chris Bishop
Chief Executive Officer, Regent Surgical Health

Larry Taylor
President & Chief Executive Officer, Practice Partners in Healthcare



Overview:
Listen to this webinar to learn more about how ASCs can participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' "Hospitals Without Walls" program announced March 30.

This new program, and related federal actions, provides waivers for certain regulatory and administrative requirements and expands ASCs' ability to provide care in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topics include the Accelerated and Advance Payment Program, US Small Business Administration (SBA) loans and other issues related to the ASC community's COVID-19 response.

Please send your questions, comments and feedback to: asc@ascassociation.org.



Date/Time:
Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Lisa Berus, RN, MSN, MEd, CASSPT, CAIP, Director, Integration Management, Surgical Care Affiliates

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE/IPCH

AEU Content Area:
Delivery of Patient Care

CAIP™ Content Area:
Infection Prevention Program Development, Implementation and Maintenance

Overview:
In the ASC, there is often overlap between the areas overseen by the infection preventionist and those assessed by the safety officer. One aspect that crosses both safety and infection prevention lanes is OSHA requirements. Learn how to foster collaboration between the infection preventionist and safety officer in order to produce strong safety, infection and quality programs in the ASC.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Sandra Jones, MBA, MSM, CPHRM, CHCQM, FHFMA, CASC, President/CEO, Ambulatory Strategies

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Quality Management

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
When is a patient injury considered an adverse, a sentinel or a never event? What tools are available to help you document the investigation and analyze all the variables that may have contributed to the incident? What duty do you have to disclose information to the patient and to the state licensing authority? Join this webinar to learn how to define adverse events and explore the tools you can use to respond to an incident. Find out how to develop an action plan and assess its effectiveness in decreasing the likelihood that a patient injury will reoccur.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Gerard Nussbaum, JD, CPA, CMA, RCDD, Principal, Zarach Associates, LLC
Seth Wolf, JD, MBA, Deputy General Counsel, University Hospitals
Rick Hindman, JD, Counsel, McDonald Hopkins LLC

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory/Legal

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Discuss privacy and security-related issues connected to the COVID-19 pandemic that may affect ASCs. Areas covered will include teleconferencing and telehealth security, EEOC guidance with respect to employees, HIPAA waivers, pending legislation and more.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Michele McKinley, LVN, CRCST, CIS, CHL, AGTS, ASQ, CMQ/OE, Senior Clinical Education Specialist, Steris Corporation

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE/IPCH

AEU Content Area:
Delivery of Patient Care

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

Overview:
Make sure you understand all the guidelines for reprocessing medical devices that apply inside your ASC, their role in protecting patient safety and the practices your facility can put in place to ensure compliance. Use the information from this webinar as a template of compliance you can apply in your ASC. If you’re planning on expanding your service line or made a change recently, this is a webinar you won’t want to miss.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Jan Allison, RN, CHSP, Consultant

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Examine the evolving climate of Medicare surveys and gain a clear understanding of the regulatory requirements. Walk through a typical day in the life of a Medicare survey, discuss current survey deficiency trends and identify important compliance strategies that will assist you in maintaining a continued state of survey readiness.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Tami Robinson, MSN, RN, Administrator/Director of Nursing, Unity Surgical Center

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Human Resources

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Are you getting the best results from your staff? Are you putting forth your best effort? Join this exciting discussion to gain ideas and tips for enhancing staff morale that will have your employees talking for days. Dissect strategies that help boost employee engagement and encourage staff to go beyond their comfort zone. Learn how to create a culture where accountability, encouragement, teamwork and motivation are principles that are palpable throughout your organization.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Ashley Lewis, BSN RN, Director of ASC Operations, Community Health Systems

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Human Resources

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Is your center considering adding physicians or new specialties? Are you prepared if a physician—particularly a high-volume provider—moves, retires or leaves unexpectedly? Discuss how recruiting and retaining physicians is vital to sustaining an ASC. Explore strategies for attracting and retaining physicians that you can incorporate into your daily and weekly routines.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

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

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
ASC administrators have a lot to do, every single day. Between regulatory reports, state reports, preventive maintenance on equipment, contract renewals, performance evaluations, recredentialing of healthcare personnel and so much more, it’s easy to lose track of what—and when—things are due. Join this webinar to get checklists of the things you need to remember and gain practical tips and strategies designed to help busy administrators like you stay on track.


Date/Time:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Rebecca Overton-Geise, President, NSN Revenue Resources

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Financial

CAIP™ Content Area:
N/A

Overview:
Explore creative ways of improving your team’s knowledge, accountability and overall engagement in order to improve revenue cycle outcomes and increase the profitability of your center. Discuss strategies on how to bridge the gap between your clinical and materials management teams and the revenue cycle management team in order to help unite your center and lead your center to better results.


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