Infection Control

Top three IC struggles in ASCs, according to a surveyor

Infection Control Weekly Monitor, April 7, 2010

Since the new CMS Conditions for Coverage, ASCs have been forced to look harder at the infection prevention processes within their facility rather than just the outcomes, writes Dawn McLane, a Medicare and AAAHC surveyor, and a featured speaker in an April 21st Webcast on complying with CMS regulations for ASCs.

Among these processes are hand hygiene compliance, education, and appropriate labeling of medications, three of the most common struggles McLane has seen in the ASCs she has surveyed.

Read more about the experiences of a Medicare surveyor on OSHA Healthcare Advisor.

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