Infection Control Services

Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies provides three different infection control options:

On-Going Retainer Services:

        • Annual Mock Survey focusing on Infection Control
        • Annual Staff Competency to demonstrate compliance with staff evaluation requirements
        • On-Going review and revision to Infection Control Plan and Policies
        • Annual education on infection control for all staff
        • Access to Infection Control Coordinator Training (and documentation of that training for surveyors to review)
        • On-Going text, email and phone support to infection control coordinator
        • Access to AHS’s Surveillance tools (which are updated regularly)
        • Assistance in investigating any infections that may occur
        • Fixed Monthly Fee

COVID-19 Infection Control Assessments:

        • Perform a one day on-site “Mock COVID-19 Infection Control Survey” to assess areas of strength and areas in which improvement is necessary in preparation for surveys.
        • Evaluate the results of the document review and the Mock Survey and prepare a comprehensive report assessing the facility’s compliance with Infection Control.

Infection Control Coordinator Training:

Ambulatory Surgery Centers Certified by Medicare are required to have an Infection Control Coordinator trained in Infection Prevention Practices and knowledgeable about the design of an infection control program in the ASC Setting. This program is designed specifically for the ASC setting and is presented by a Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist (CAIP). This program will prepare nurses for the role as an infection control infection prevention coordinator and improve the skills of current infection prevention coordinators in the ambulatory surgery setting.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be provided a certificate of completion to demonstrate compliance with CMS regulations related to training in ASC Infection Control Oversight. This six hour course focuses both on the basic skills necessary to become an infection control coordinator and building on skills that current coordinators already have.

Particular emphasis is placed on the infection control challenges of our current environment and preparing for more rigorous surveys in the near future. This program is approved for up to 5.75 hours of AEUs and up to 5.75 hours of IPCHs by BASC Provider #2618 The conference was recorded live on April 7, 2020.

Agenda:

Part 1: The Role and Responsibilities of the Infection Preventionist
–Explain CMS’s required key components of an infection prevention program
–Review the role of the Governing Body
–Discuss the Integration of infection control (IC) and quality assurance and improvement (QAPI)
–Define the Infection Preventionist (IP)
–List the role and responsibilities of the Infection Preventionist

Part 2: Developing An Effective Infection Control Plan
–Review CMS’s requirements of an infection prevention program
–Define the role of key members of the infection control committee
–Explain factors to consider when creating an infection control plan
–List components to consider when customizing your infection control plan

Part 3: Performing an Infection Control Risk Assessment
–Define an infection control risk assessment
–Discuss elements to include in an infection risk assessment
–Propose ways of customizing the risk assessment performed
–Review a sample risk assessment

Part 4: Performing an Infection Investigation
–Define Surgical Site Infections (SSI)
–Discuss the incidence of SSI
–Explain the purpose of an investigation
–Develop an infection investigation tool
–Review how to use the tool

After you Purchase the Episode, Email John Goehle at info@ascpodcast.com to be provided with:

–All the slides from the presentation
–Tools to assist you in your duties as an infection control preventionist
–Risk Assessment
–Surveillance Tools
–A Test to Demonstrate Comprehension and to get a certificate of participation.

Presenters:

Laurie T. Roderiques RN, BSN, CNOR, CASC, CAIP, LNC (Presenter)
John J. Goehle, MBA, CASC, CPA (Moderator)