Ambulatory Surgery Center Infection Control Consultant Phenelle Segal to Present at ASCA 2015

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Phenelle Segal, founder of Infection Control Consulting Services (ICCS), will be presenting at the upcoming ASCA 2015 conference.

ASCA 2015 is hosted by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA). It takes place May 13-16, 2015, at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Phenelle, an ambulatory surgery center infection prevention expert, will be presenting on "Infection Control: Confronting New and Existing Challenges During Surveys and Daily Practice" from 3:15pm-4:15pm on Thursday, May 14.     

Her session is described as follows: Learn about new Medicare infection prevention compliance requirements, including Medicare's process of care measure ASC-8 (Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel), and the likelihood of a federally mandated antibiotic stewardship program. Find out which infection prevention and control issues surveyors are citing most frequently today as more focus is being placed on specific infection control plans; the risk assessment with goals, strategies and follow-up; the competence of the infection prevention designee and reprocessing technician; and surveillance for surgical site infections. Come away with strategies to effectively address these challenges, as well as an awareness of what the US Department of Health and Human Services task force eliminating Healthcare-Associated Infections is focused on with respect to ASCs.   

To arrange a meeting with Phenelle at ASCA 2015, contact her by clicking here or emailing info@iccs-home.com.

View a detailed schedule here.

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is the founder and president of Infection Control Consulting Services LLC (ICCS). Phenelle has more than 30 years' experience providing customized comprehensive infection control and prevention services to healthcare facilities nationwide. Her services focus on assisting hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental office and oral surgery practices, doctor's offices, nursing homes and other organizations with implementing and maintaining an infection control program that: complies with The Joint Commission, AAAHC, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and other regulatory agencies; respond to situations of noncompliance; and improve the processes for reducing risk.