Phenelle Segal to Present Webinar on Updated Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet for ASCs

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Infection Control Consulting Services President Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, will present a webinar for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) on the updated ambulatory surgery center (ASC) infection control surveyor worksheet (ICSW) on February 23 at 1:00 pm ET.

The price of the webinar is $150. ASCA members save $50.

The program's overview reads as follows:

"Segal will examine the edits to the surveyors' worksheet that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released in late June 2015. Significant changes were introduced to respond to growing concern about a lack of clarity in the worksheet and produce a more practical guide that is more closely aligned with updated guidance and changes in practice. Segal will analyze the ways that the changes might affect your ASC and provide the latest information on key areas that surveyors are citing most frequently. She also will identify ways to implement an effective and compliant infection prevention plan in your ASC."

To learn more and register, click here.

The ASC ICSW, which is used by federal and state surveyors to determine infection control Conditions for Coverage (CfC) compliance. This worksheet has been used since 2009, and was last revised in 2012. View the updated worksheet by clicking here.

As Ms. Segal noted in an Infection Control Consulting Services (ICCS) special report on the infection control surveyor worksheet, "Several changes, some of them in-depth, have been made in a number of clinical categories. The updates will require review and re-education of staff who are directly involved in patient care as well as staff who are responsible for infection prevention and control."

One area of ICCS specialization is ASC infection control practices. If ASCs have questions about the revised worksheet and how it may affect them, require accreditation survey preparation assistance (including mock surveys), are looking for infection prevention education or have other questions concerning surgery center infection control, contact Ms. Segal by filling out the form here, emailing info@iccs-home.com or calling (215) 692-3485.

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.