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ASCA NEWS


ASCA to Offer Virtual Courses for Administrators and Infection Preventionists ASCA will offer two new virtual courses for ASC administrators and


infection preventionists: ■


“Infection Prevention for ASCs” on February 1–2: Get the resources you need to develop and maintain an infection prevention program that protects your patients and your ASC. This virtual course also will help you prepare for the Certified Ambu- latory Infection Preventionist exam.





“Management Essentials for ASC Administrators” on March 1–2: Hear from expert faculty with expe- rience in ASC management as they discuss what ASC leaders need to know about compliance, finance, quality management and human resources, and how to keep up with the latest information about these critical operational areas.


This


revamped course, formerly known as the CASC Review, also will help you prepare for the Certified Admin- istrator Surgery Center exam. Each course takes place over two


half days. You can participate in the live events or watch recordings of the sessions at your convenience. ASCA members save $100 on reg-


istration. To learn more and sign up, visit ascassociation.org/ip-course and ascassociation.org/administrator-course.


ASCA’s 2021 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey Adds New Features ASCA’s 2021 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey provides valu- able quality and performance data you can use to improve clinical outcomes, billing performance and staffing at your ASC. Additionally, the 2021 sur- vey includes several exciting new fea-


tures, including: ■


a new ophthalmology section that allows ASCs to submit, filter and


24 ASC FOCUS FEBRUARY 2021 | ascfocus.org


benchmark data specifically for oph- thalmology procedures;





free access to ASCA’s new e-booklet Benchmarking Basics for ASCs, a how-to guide for using benchmark- ing to improve your ASC’s opera- tions and performance; and


Virtual Book Club discussions about Benchmarking Basics for


ASCs.


These conversations will be led by the authors of the publication and provide an opportunity to ask questions, exchange ideas and hear directly from the experts. Subscribe today at ascassociation.


org/ascabenchmarking. ASCA mem- bers save $150 on survey subscriptions.


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.


Complete a brief questionnaire at ascassociation.formstack.com/ forms/focus_on_members and you could be selected for a future profile.


Go to ascfocus.org/memberspotlight to learn more.


Sign Up for ASCA’s 2021 Webinar All-Access Pass Enjoy big savings on a full year of quality ASC education with ASCA’s 2021 Webinar All-Access Pass. This popular pass provides access to all 16 webinars in ASCA’s 2021 series—both the live events and the recordings—at a fraction of the full purchase price. It also is a great way to earn continu- ing education credits, including nurs- ing contact hours, Administrator Edu- cation Units and Infection Prevention Contact Hours. This year’s webinars are divided into four tracks: Materials Manager, Clinical Director, Infection Preven- tionist and Administrator. All four tracks are included in the Webinar All- Access Pass.


ASCA will host two webinars this


month: The Challenges of Medica- tion Management in ASCs, scheduled for February 16, and Narcotic Diver- sion Risk Assessment and Prevention, slated for February 23. These webinars are part of the Materials Manager track and both begin at 1:00 pm ET. ASCA members save $100 on the


2021 Webinar All-Access Pass. Visit ascassociation.org/webinars to learn more and register.


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