Member Focus

Member Focus

Member Focus

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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Cheryl Garmon, RN, CASC

Alan Peterson

Title: Director
Name of ASC: Heaton Laser & Surgery Center
City: Tyler
State: Texas
How long has your facility been an ASCA member? Five or more years

 

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What QAPI studies have you done at your center and have they improved your ASC’s quality outcomes?

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Correct site coding to decrease coding errors.

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How do you deal with a patient who checks in unaccompanied?

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We visit with the patient to explain the reason for requiring a responsible adult to be with them on the day of surgery and postop.

If the patient says that the person "will come," we obtain the driver’s information and call them to ask that they return to the center.

If there is no one or the patient says they will take public transportation, we assist the patient in rescheduling surgery for a time when there will be someone with them.