5 must-reads for ASCs developing an infection control program

Here are five articles for ASC leaders to reference when developing an infection control program:

1. Rise of antimicrobial drug resistant organisms could pose risk for ASCs. Jeffrey Silvers, MD, Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health's medical director of quality, infection control and pharmacy, told Relias Media that as ASCs treat more patients with complicated cases, the risk of antimicrobial drug resistant organisms in patients increases.

2. How to cut flash sterilization episodes. Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center decreased its immediate use sterilization episodes from more than 2,400 to zero in five years by deploying strategies such as daily huddles, schedule adjustments and reprocessing discussions.

3. Three must-know infection control tips for ASCs. Progressive Surgical Solutions outlined three essential infection control program elements ASCs should know.

4. The essential components of a successful ASC infection control program. Relias Media outlined 11 essential components of a successful ASC infection control program.

5. The three ways ASCs can avoid infection control lapses. Medline's Outpatient Outcomes magazine outlined three steps ASCs can take to improve their infection control measures.

More articles on quality:
Rise of antimicrobial drug resistant organisms could pose risk for ASCs: 6 key infection control details to know
Continuous monitoring of hand hygiene sheds light on compliance: 5 study details
The 9 ASCs, outpatient facilities affected by data breaches in 2018

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