Promo Released for Webinar on Medicare's Updated Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet (Feb. 23)

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Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, president of Infection Control Consulting Services, will present a webinar for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association on the updated ASC infection control surveyor worksheet on February 23. ASCA has released the following promo for the program:

Last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a significant update to its Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet (ICSW)—the document that federal and state surveyors use to determine compliance with the infection control provisions of Medicare's Conditions for Coverage for ASCs. Find out how the revisions affect your ASC and what you need to do to respond effectively during ASCA's next webinar "The Updated Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet for ASCs—What You Need to Know." This program will be offered on Tuesday, February 23, at 1:00 pm ET.

Join Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, president of Infection Control Consulting Services, as she discusses:
  • why the ICSW was updated for the first time since 2012;
  • the most significant changes to the worksheet and their impact;
  • key infection prevention-related areas surveyors are citing most frequently; and
  • practical tips for implementing an effective and compliant infection prevention plan.

Nursing contact hours and AEU credit is available, and multiple members of your staff can participate using the same online connection. Participate in the live broadcast to ask your questions real-time during the presentation. Register today.

Note: Segal will be leading the ASCA 2016 pre-meeting workshop "The Role of Infection Prevention and Control in an ASC QAPI Program" on May 19 in Dallas. For more information about ASCA 2016 and to register for Segal's pre-meeting session, click 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.