ASC Roadmap to Recovery

A Virtual Conference to Prepare for Re-Opening in the New World

Re-Opening or Ramping-Up Elective Procedures in your Ambulatory Surgery Center is not going to be as easy as opening the doors or scheduling more patients. In our New World, things will be very different. Listen to this Interactive, full-day conference recorded on April 30, 2020 when we discussed the process for re-opening and restarting elective procedures for ASCs and issues related to performing surgery during and after COVID-19.  From the leader in ASC Virtual Conferences!

 

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AGENDA

Session Speakers
9:00 AM Introduction John J. Goehle
Session 1 Governing Body Responsibilities:

  • Discuss the timing of reopening for organizations that are closed
  • Discuss the ramp-up process for organizations that are providing limited services
  • Discuss how to document Governing Body Decisions
John J. Goehle

AHS Staff

Session 2 Administration:

  • Review Current Regulatory Guidance
  • Review the Timeline for Administrative Actions for re-opening/ramp-up
  • Certification, Accreditation and Licensing Issues in current environment
  • The Role of IT in Re-Opening
John J. Goehle

Shannon Brainard

AHS Staff

Session 3 Human Resources, Staffing and Education Considerations:

  • Discuss process for bringing staff back on.
  • Re-training Considerations
  • Human Resource Documentation Issues
John Goehle 

Judie D’Ambrosio

AHS Staff

Session 4 Considerations Related to Providing Clinical Care:

  • Policy Considerations 
  • Social Distancing in your Center for Patients and Staff
  • Issues Likely to Come up in a Survey
  • Assuring Supplies and Equipment are present for approved procedures
Laurie Roderiques

Jenna Alvarez

Session 5 Pharmacy Considerations:

  • Review Pharmacy Considerations prior to Re-opening
  • Discuss Possible Drug Shortage Issues
  • Updating FDA Approved Medication List of Extended Expiration Dates
Laurie Roderiques

Judie D’Ambrosio

AHS Staff

Session 6 Infection Control Considerations:

  • Discuss Terminal Cleaning for Centers that are closed
  • PPE Issues including availability considerations
  • Policy-Related issues
  • Preparing for Possible Surveys
Jenna Alvarez

Laurie Roderiques

Session 7 Sterilization and High Level Disinfection:

  • Discuss process for re-starting Sterilization and Disinfection Equipment if shutdown
  • Review changes necessary to address COVID-19
  • Preparing for Possible Surveys
  • Provide Opportunity for Staff/Provider Training regarding Policy Changes and IC Techniques
Jenna Alvarez

Laurie Roderiques

Session 8 Building Facilities and Life Safety Issues:

  • On-Going Requirements for Testing, Monitoring and the Documentation
  • Requirements before you can restart
  • Revisions to Emergency Plan
  • Drill Requirements
  • Preparing for Possible Surveys
Alex Bornemann

Jim Masters

3:00 PM Closing Comments John J. Goehle

 

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