ASCA NEWS: Sign Up for ASCA’s Upcoming Webinars


Sign Up for ASCA’s Upcoming Webinars

ASCA will offer two webinars in June and July: “Infection Control Training Inside Your ASC” on Tuesday, June 12, and “Managing Conflict Effectively” on Tuesday, July 10. Both webinars will be held at 1:00 pm ET.

Ann Geier, CASC, chief nursing officer at SourceMedical in St. Louis, Missouri, will present the first webinar. She will examine the requirements for infection prevention training that apply to all health care providers, including ASC staff and credentialed staff, and offer practical solutions for presenting information that all health care providers will be encouraged to read.

Amsurg Training and Development Manager Heather Lambert will lead the second webinar. She will review the definition of conflict, share facts on conflict in the ASC setting and discuss different views on levels and causes of conflict and methods of conflict management.

Visit ASCA’s webinars page to learn more and register. Both webinars are included in the 2018 Webinar All-Access Pass, which includes the live events and recordings for all 18 programs scheduled this year.

Participate in National ASC Month

For more than a decade, ASCs have used National ASC Week as an opportunity to promote awareness of the industry by inviting elected officials, the media and members of the community to open houses and facility tours. Due to the increasing number of local and federal legislators visiting ASCs, ASCA has decided to expand National ASC Week into National ASC Month. This year, for the entire month of August, ASCs around the country will open their doors to their communities.

Hosting policymakers in your facility creates personal connections that can directly affect ASC-related legislation and regulations. These events raise the profile of ASCs, help educate the public about the high-quality care ASCs offer and can secure support for ASCs during key policy-making deliberations.

Congress is in recess during the month of August, so this is the perfect time to host a facility tour for your representatives. To get started, simply email or call your congressional member’s local district office and set up a tour. If you would like assistance coordinating a tour, email Danielle Kaster. For more information, visit ASCA’s Facility Tour page.