5 challenges ASCs face when providing effective infection control training

Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems outlined five roadblocks ASCs can face when providing effective infection control training on their blog.

Here are the insights they shared:

1. Time. When ASCs are busy, it can be difficult to find the time to provide infection control training to staff. However, ASCs should try scheduling monthly, ongoing training or should rotate days training is offered to accommodate everyone.

2. Ensuring all employees are trained. Per diem staff and accounting for staff members who may be sick or on vacation can be a challenge for ASCs when trying to schedule infection control training. Recording training sessions can be one way ASCs can keep staff up to date when they miss sessions.

3. Credentialed provider training. Providing infection control training for credentialed staff at medical staff meetings can ensure the training is completed when the medical staff is present at the same time.

4. Making sure training is interesting. Lectures and slides can cause staff members to lose interest. Making infection control training fun through trivia, scavenger hunts, games and computer-based training can help keep training fresh.

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