Office & Staff
Links - Resources
Tools and Tips
2013 Clinical Forum/Vendor Fair
Calendar of Events
Post your event (Event Request)
Post your resume
Post a Job
Tools and Tips
ASC Association Comments on National Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections |
June 25, 2012 Letter from ASC Association to Department of Health and Human Services
On behalf of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), representing the interests of the nation’s 5,300 ASCs, we are thankful for the opportunity to provide the following comments on the revised draft of the Department’s “National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Prevention; Chapter 5. Ambulatory Surgical Centers.” The ASC community has long advocated for high quality care and shares the Department’s goal of preventing health care associated infections (HAIs). In fact, one of the many advantages of ASCs is that they provide a place for surgery that is segregated from the infection risks of the general hospital patient population.
CDC Releases New Guide for Infection Prevention in Outpatient Settings |
The ASC Association Government Affairs Update from July reports the CDC release of a
providing recommendations for infection prevention in outpatient settings. The guide is accompanied by a
and supporting materials, including a free, certified continuing medical education (CME) course titled
Unsafe Injection Practices: Outbreaks, Incidents, and Root Causes
. The video course was developed by Medscape.com in collaboration with the
Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC)
. ASCA is a founding member of the SIPC, a group which works to promote injection safety.
Copyright © 2010 Association of Wisconsin Surgery Centers, Inc. All Rights Reserved.