ICCS President Phenelle Segal will present a pre-meeting infection prevention (IP) workshop for the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (OAASC) 2016 Annual Conference.
This daylong IP pre-session will take place September 14 from 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The session is described as follows:
"Accrediting bodies, ODH and Medicare — oh my! They are cracking down on infection prevention more than ever before! You and your center MUST have ongoing training, acceptable protocols in place and in-service training. There are also numerous items being inspected in ASCs that have never been reviewed before.
"There is only one place in Ohio to get AFFORDABLE training and resources you need for your center. No need to travel to expensive trainings elsewhere that often cover far more than you and your ASC need when you can get in Ohio.
"Our daylong pre-session ... in advance of our annual multidisciplinary conference will cover the multitude of issues and concerns facing ASC professionals on a wide range of infection prevention topics.
"Our two new national experts Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, and President of Infection Control Consulting Services, and Carol Jorgensen, RN, MSN, MBA, and Perioperative Technical Consultant from 3M Infection Prevention Division, will provide a fast-paced, informative, packed program with excellent, evidence-based information to help you build and enhance your current IP program or develop a new one.
"Attendance will meet CMS and ODH requirements for infection prevention continuing education. All participants will receive a certificate of participation, information for in-service training and continuing education."
The OAASC conference runs throughout September 16. It is an event exclusively for Ohio ASC professionals, including IP directors, administrators, nurses, business managers and coders.
Attendees of the conference that would like to arrange an on-site meeting with Phenelle can contact her by filling out the form here.
Phenelle is scheduled to speak at two other state ASC association meetings this year:
- Tennessee Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (TASCA), where she will present on "CMS Requirements for ASCs – Updated Surveyor’s Worksheet" and "Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization" on September 29
- Massachusetts Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (MAASC), where she will deliver presentations on "Infection Prevention and QAPI" and "CMS Surveyor's Updated Worksheet and Ongoing Deficiencies" on October 4