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THE ASCA JOURNAL NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020


10 MARKETING YOUR ASC


IN THE COVID-19 ERA Play up your strengths, share your new safety precautions with patients


DEPARTMENTS 6 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO


8 AS I SEE IT Implement this preventive strategy, save a life


14 COMPLIANCE Establish a respiratory protection program


16 DOING BUSINESS Tips for increasing patient safety during a pandemic


18 TECHNOLOGY Air-cleaning options for facility hygiene


19 INFECTION PREVENTION More responsibilities and more stress in the changed world of COVID-19


20 REGULATORY REVIEW ASCA advocacy in the pandemic


22 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT Review of the 116th Congress


24 ASCA NEWS Renew your ASCA membership today


25 WEB CRAWL Visit ASCA’s COVID-19 Resource Center


12 COLLABORATION KEY TO INFECTION PREVENTION Responsibilities can be divvied up among team members


26 IMPROVE ASC OUTCOMES THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE Assemble a multidisciplinary team, follow evidence-based guidelines and use the right tools


ASC Focus is published by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, 1012 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone: 703.836.8808, fax: 703.549.0976, ascassociation.org. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from ASCA is prohibited.


Chief Executive Officer: Bill Prentice; Director of Communications: Kay Tucker; Editor: Sahely Mukerji; Staff Writers: Kara Newbury, Alex Taira, Sharita Williams and Rob Kurtz.


Advertising inquiries should be addressed to Chris Schriever at 202.337.1897. Vol. 13, No. 10 | ISSN 1944-7280


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