Sign up for this Month’s Webinars ASCA will offer two webinars this month. The first, “Flexible Endo- scope Reprocessing: Re-Thinking the Risk for Endoscopy-Associated Infections,” will explain why some medical equipment experts are chal- lenging the generally accepted idea that the risk for pathogen transmis- sion is very rare as long as there are no lapses in adherence to current reprocessing protocols. Grace Thorn- hill, technical service specialist for 3M Infection Prevention, will exam- ine the clinical evidence behind the new school of thought on this essen- tial practice and provide practical suggestions for ways to implement quality improvement measures that help address the risk of acquiring an endoscopy-associated infection due to reprocessing techniques. The webi-

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 ASCA’s 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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nar will take place on Tuesday, April 7, at 1:00 pm ET. The second webinar, “ASC Sur- vey Trends and How to Achieve Com-


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pliance,” will cover the key patient safety standards that have caused con- cerns during surveys for others and how to avoid those concerns in your own ASC. Jan Allison, RN, director of accreditation and survey readiness for Surgical Care Affiliates, will offer strategies that can help your ASC achieve and sustain compliance and continuous improvement in the qual- ity of overall patient care. The webi- nar will take place on Tuesday, April 21, at 1:00 pm. Learn more and register at www. ASCA mem- bers receive a discount.

Last Chance to Save on ASCA 2015 The early registration deadline for ASCA 2015 is April 3. This is your last chance to save $100 or more to attend ASCA’s annual meeting in Orlando, May 13–16. ASCA facility members who send more than one employee can enjoy additional savings. To receive the multi- attendee discounts, all registrations must be received at the same time, from the same address and covered under one payment. When registering online, use the “Register Group” option. If you have not booked a hotel

room yet, make sure to sign up soon for a room at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center. Discounted room rates for ASCA 2015 attendees are available through April 19. Register online, book your hotel

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