Member Focus

Focus on Members

Focus on Members

Member Focus

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Kristine Vale, RN

Kristine Vale

Title: Clinical Manager
Facility Name: Carolina Center for Specialty Surgery
City: Charlotte
State: North Carolina
Length of time your facility has been an ASCA member: Five or more years

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What measures do you use in your infection prevention and control assessment tool?

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  1. SSI
  2. Safe injection practices
  3. Hand hygiene
  4. Cleaning and disinfecting
  5. Sterilization practices

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What is the highest BMI you allow and in what age group?

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We do not have a specific cutoff. If a patient's BMI is over 40, the case goes to anesthesia for review and clearance.

 

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