Register Now for ASCA 2017 ASCA 2017, May 3–6, in Washington, DC, will offer more than 60 educa- tional sessions that can help your ASC improve its operations and its bottom line in 2017. Expert speakers and mul- tiple government agency representa- tives will cover the business, financial, clinical and regulatory information you need to help your ASC succeed. All participants are also invited to join ASCA on Capitol Hill this year as part of National Advocacy Day events at this meeting. Registration discounts end on March 18. Visit 2017/home to learn more and register.

Save More Than $2,500 with ASCA’s 2017 Webinars All-Access Pass New this year, you can get ASCA’s All- Access Pass and pay one low rate to gain access to the entire 2017 webinar series, both the live events and recordings. The cost for members is $395 and for non- members, $595—savings of more than $2,500 on the full purchase price. ASCA will offer two webinars this

month: “Always Be Prepared! CMS and Accreditation Survey Issues and Strat- egies” on March 7 and “Infection Pre- vention Risk Assessment” on March 21. John Goehle, CASC, chief operat-

ing officer of Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies, will present the first webi- nar and discuss some of the most com- mon and significant issues that survey- ors cite and strategies and resources that you can use to avoid them. In the second program, Donna Nucci, RN, of Infection Prevention Consulting Ser- vices, will provide attendees with steps they can take to formulate an infection prevention risk assessment and tools they can use to minimize the transmis- sion of infections in their ASC. Register online at www.asc All webi- nars will be recorded and available for purchase on ASCA’s Learning Center,

24 ASC FOCUS MARCH 2017 Nurs- ing contact hours and administrator education units (AEU) will be avail- able, and multiple members of your staff can participate using the same online connection. Participate in the live broadcast to ask your questions real-time during the presentation. Go to educationevents/webinars to view the full 2017 webinar series and secure your pass today.

Names in the News

Do you have a new hire? Did your company win an award? Or did your management change? You can highlight all your company announcements in the Names in the News section of ASC Focus web site. This resource is available for free to both ASCA members and nonmembers.

ASCA members will need to be logged in and nonmembers will need to create a “Nonmember Guest Account” to access this free resource.

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Earn CE Credit with ASCA’s Regulatory Training Series Earn continuing education (CE) credit with ASCA’s Regulatory Train- ing Series. ASCA has partnered with HealthStream to offer a collection of 24 courses that target the special needs of ASCs and can be used to train ASC staff on the most current regulations and standards of care. Eighteen of the interactive courses provide CE credits. ASCs registering 50 or fewer users can now purchase the series online. The Regulatory Training Series can

help your ASC orient new staff, assist in meeting regulatory and accredita- tion


engage all team members in improving your ASC’s quality of care and help you achieve top outcomes in clinical and business operations. Visit

Series or call 800.933.9293 to pur- chase the ASCA Regulatory Training Series or schedule a demonstration. The courses accommodate various learn- ing styles and feature easy navigation between and within modules.

assess competency,

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