Building Antibiotic Stewardship into the ASC Setting
PRESENTED BY: CATHY MONTGOMERY, RN, CASC – President – Excellentia Advisory Group
Cathy has over 20 years of experience in healthcare services management. During her position as Regional Manager for Barnes Hospital, Cathy oversaw several physician practices. As Regional Administrator for Novamed, she oversaw operations of the physician practices, as well as the ambulatory surgery centers and optical shops in the Metro St. Louis and Illinois areas. Cathy founded Excellentia Advisory Group in 2009 and since then has provided regulatory compliance consultation, training and other services to over 2000 surgery centers across the United States. Cathy is also an ambulatory surgery center surveyor for AAAASF. Cathy does numerous public speaking engagements on ASC regulatory compliance at multiple State ASC Associations and national conferences.
ROBIN NOVAK, RN, CIC - DIRECTOR OF INFECTION PREVENTION - EXCELLENTIA ADVISORY GROUP
Registered Nurse, Certified Infection Preventionist dedicated to disease prevention and high quality healthcare. Strong decision maker who understands the importance of patient, visitor and staff safety following evidence based best practices. Driven and compassionate healthcare professional with 30 years hands-on experience in fast-paced ambulatory surgery center and hospital environments. Accountable and responsible with an additional focus on Quality Assurance Process Improvement.
Robin has served as the SGNA Carolina Chapter President, involved in SGNA Practice Committee as well as a Regional Committee member for the past several years. Robin is a current member of Palmetto APIC as well as the national APIC. Robin has been employed at the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Spartanburg since 2004 and held roles of Endoscopy Nurse, Endoscopy Charge Nurse and currently the Quality Assurance Process Improvement Coordinator. Robin is currently employed as the Director of Infection Prevention for Excellentia Advisory Group.
Antibiotic resistance is widely recognized as a critical threat to public health. And the problem seems to be getting worse. All healthcare facilities and professionals are being asked to do their part. Already mandated in LTC, proposed for hospitals as a mandate, and now Antibiotic Stewardship Programs have made their way into the ASC world! Missouri requires its Ambulatory Surgery Centers to have one in place by August 28, 2017. Due to Federal discussions, other states will likely follow suite. This one hour session will explain the current regulatory environment and define what a stewardship program should contain. Our program is based on the CDC recommendations and we will be providing you with the required policy and checklists. We have put these in word documents so that you can customize them for your facility. As well we have for you therapeutic guidelines for commonly used antimicrobials for surgical prophylaxis so you don’t have to hunt for them. Robin and Cathy have simplified the process for you, these tools and described program with allow you to quickly get your facility up to speed. This session, once you obtain your certificate of participation, will suffice as part of your infection control training for 2017!
The learner will be able to:
- Describe the current regulatory environment
- Define antimicrobial stewardship
- Describe the CDC’s 7 Core Elements
- Define various implementation tools and concepts
- Discuss implementation challenges
HANDOUTS: We will be providing a note-taking version of this presentation as well as several documents & forms relative to this presentation and antibiotic stewardship on a second CD within your DVD case.
PRICE: $139.00 plus shipping and handling.
1Once you and any/all staff have reviewed this presentation, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation worth 1.0 Credit Hour of continuing education. You simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting your certificates, using the Certificate Request Form found in the link below. You will need to provide a typed list of all participants first and last names, position title (RN ,BSN, etc.), license numbers (if professionals) and date of completion.
* Excellentia Advisory Group LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP 15481: Issue Date: 4/6/2010;
CLICK HERE for Certificate Request Form
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