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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - OR Excellence Program Preview - June 2017

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J U N E 2 0 1 7 O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 4 5 W ho's in charge of infection pre- vention at your facility? If you work at an ASC or HOPD, chances are whoever it is has a lot more than infection preven- tion on her plate. That alone makes the job extreme- ly challenging. And when you add in the never-end- ing stream of new standards, new findings and new regulations, well, it can be downright overwhelming. Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, president of Infection Control Consulting Services in Delray Beach, Fla., has been on the front lines of infection control for years. In a lively show-and-tell presenta- tion, she'll present some extreme examples of the Conducts onsite visits to assess "best practices," and reports on find- ings and recom- mendations. Stakeholder/ member of HHS Federal Steering Committee for the elimination of healthcare- associated infections. Are You Fully Supporting Your Infection Preventionist? The incredibly challenging role is only going to get tougher. It's up to you to lend a helping hand. Develops infection pre- vention and control plans, risk assessments, correc- tive action plans, and poli- cies and procedures for surgery centers, hospitals, medical groups and long- term care. Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC kinds of things that can go wrong, and, more importantly, explain what it takes to make sure things go right. • The challenge for outpatient facilities. ASCs and HOPDs are required to have an infection-control pro- gram that follows nation- ally recognized guide- lines and is directed by a qualified, licensed

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