Member Focus

Focus on Members

Focus on Members

Member Focus

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Dianne Appleby, RN, CASC

Dianne Appleby

Title: Director
Facility Name: Menomonee Falls Ambulatory Surgery Center
City: Menomonee Falls
State: Wisconsin
How long has your facility been an ASCA member? Five or more years

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Does your ASC have a COVID-19 binder? What sections are in it?

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Our facility has COVID-19-specific policies and procedures for staff. Among the issues included in them are:

  • Staff expectations for daily screening for COVID-19 symptoms;
  • Patient COVID-19 pre-testing requirements;
  • Staff on-site social distancing requirements/procedures;
  • PPE use and conservation;
  • Patient and driver arrival/social distancing requirements; and
  • Food handling during COVID.

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What is your PTO usage policy? If you don’t allow rollover of unused PTO, are you making an exception this year because of the pandemic?

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Our ASC does permit PTO rollover. Because our facility was closed for a number of months due to COVID-19, many staff used PTO to cover their missed work hours. The bigger issue is not one of rolling over unused PTO into next year, but having enough PTO to cover time off in the current year.

 

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