Member Focus

Focus on Members

Focus on Members

Member Focus

Member Focus invites ASCA members to express their views on key ASC issues. Share your perspective with your colleagues and get to know your peers in the ASC community.

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Lisa York, RN, CASC

Lisa York

Title: Executive Director
Facility Name: Hunterdon Center for Surgery
City: Flemington
State: New Jersey
Length of time your facility has been an ASCA member: Five or more years

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Tell us about a time you used benchmarking data to identify a QAPI project in your ASC. What did you study and how did the project help you improve your ASC?

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We utilized the ASCA benchmarking [survey] for normothermia and performed a QAPI study on our own patients to determine if we were indeed meeting the requirement to maintain normothermia within 15 minutes of arrival to the PACU, as defined by the ASC Quality Collaboration and the ASCA benchmarking.

The results of the study led us to purchase new thermometers, educate staff on using bair hugger, warm blankets and fluids.

We saw improvement in our practice following these interventions.

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What is your employee vaccination policy?

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We strongly encourage all employees to get vaccinated.

 

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