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as accreditation organizations, have certain regulations and/or standards that focus on an ASC’s compliance with hand hygiene.” The prevention and monitoring of health care associated influenza is another important topic for ASCs. “Education regarding influenza and the influenza vaccine, as outlined in the new online training series course, plays a key role in prevention,” she says. “The importance of the influ- enza vacination in ASCs is in the spot- light more due to the fact ASCs now report ‘Infleunza Vaccination Cover- age among Healthcare Personnel’ to the National Healthcare Safety Net- work (NHSN) as part of quality mea- sure reporting for ASCs.” The course on latex allergy will


assist ASC personnel with their assessment of patients with possi- ble latex allergies, Throneberry says. “More and more supplies are now latex-free, and it is important for ASC personnel to protect not only patients, but also themselves from the potential dangerous effects of latex allergies.”


How it Works


ASCA members have traditionally purchased the training collection by completing a contact form that is routed to an internal HealthStream sales representative. The represen- tative then reaches out to assist with the purchase. The contact form is still available for orders that involve 51 learners or more. Smaller ASCs and any ASC pur-


chasing the program for use by 50 users or less can now purchase the series using a streamlined, entirely online process available by select- ing the “purchase now” option on the ASCA web site cited below. The site visitor is then transferred to a secured page hosted by Health Care Compliance Strategies (HCCS), a HealthStream Company, to complete


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They are quality modules with great content and CEs for the nursing staff. They are affordable and take the burden of preparing teaching materials from me.”


— Margaret Acker Blake Woods Medical Park Surgery Center


The content is good and there is a lot of material to choose from. It is pretty easy to set them up and add individuals.”


— Tammy Suchoza Annapolis Dermatology Associates


the purchase. The payee will receive a user guide for ASCA site adminis- trators that provides information on the features and functions. Admin- istrators also will receive “student tips” that help learners access the training content.


Subscribers can lock in yearly con-


tracts for up to five years with signifi- cant discounts for longer terms.


For more information, go to www. ascassociation.org/trainingseries or call 800.521.0574 and select option 3 to speak with a representative.


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