Category: Infection Prevention
Title: Ebola Preparedness for ASC's
Presented by: Cathy Montgomery and Mark Regna
About Our Presenter: Cathy Montgomery, RN, President of 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. Under her direction, a state-of-the-art refractive surgery center was also designed and opened in St. Louis, MO.
Cathy is Founder and President of Excellentia Advisory Group, a consulting and development company serving both the surgical industry through ASC’s as well as surgical hospitals and office-based surgical practices. Cathy’s passion has been teaching compliance to CMS Conditions of Coverage, AAAHC accreditation, and assisting ASCs with their survey readiness.
About Our Presenter: Mark Regna, MBA, MHA, CHESP, VP of Clinical Operations, Contect Healthcare
A 25-year seasoned veteran in healthcare compliance, operations, organizational management, Environment of Care and Infection Control Procedures give him a wide background to pull from. Mark’s background in providing clinical care is vast; he has provided care in many areas such as the Emergency Department, Flight and Ground Paramedic, Critical Care and Hyperbarics. Mark is a graduate of Webster University; he holds a Masters of Business Administration, Masters Healthcare Administration, and Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Management and an Associates Degree in Nursing. He is a Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional, Certified Healthcare Safety Professional, A Certified Hazard Control Risk Manager and a FEMA Certified Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Trainer and Planner. He serves on the AHE Board of Directors and serves as the Chair for the APIC Practice Guidance Counsel for Environmental Service Disinfecting. His experience in senior management positions in healthcare, along with his clinical background provides him with a full 360-degree overview of healthcare operations. Mark’s position with Jani-King International is Corporate Director of Healthcare Services. Jani-King’s healthcare program consists of four segments, Environmental Services, Dietary Service, Laundry Service and Facilities Maintenance. His responsibility was to provide worldwide strategic planning, marketing and operations to 121 Regional offices in 22 countries. Mark is currently VP of Clinical and Technical Support for Contec Healthcare who is a global leader in the manufacturing of critical cleaning products for surgical settings.
Recently the news has extensively covered the Ebola outbreak but what exactly are you to do for your ambulatory surgery center? The CDC has published guidelines and now many states and organizations are chiming in.
This one hour session will assist you to sort through all of this, provide you with a template for your policy, and provide one contact hour of Infection Prevention training at the same time.
Cathy Montgomery from Excellentia Advisory Group will review the 4 - CDC recommendations for outpatient facilities with some practical solutions.
Mark Regna from Contec Healthcare will explain the cleaning precautions describing the science behind the theory for you.
While we all hope these patients will not present in our ASC's, we are being asked by CMS to initiate a proactive plan as part of a general healthcare platform. This program will enable you to get a head start on this evolving timely topic.
Upon completion of this continuing education activity, the participant should be able to:
1. Understand facts about ebola.
2. Understand what the CDC recommends for outpatient facilities in regards to ebola precautions & preparedness.
3. How to design a policy for your ASC.
4. Proper usage of PPE.
5. How to properly clean your ASC as well as manage contaminated materials.
This is a pre-recorded infection prevention webinar presentation.
Cost: $139.00; unlimited viewing for 90-days exclusive to your surgery center.
You may offer this training to all your staff at your single site location but your username & password cannot be shared or passed on to others at different locations.
Once you and any/all staff that have reviewed this webinar, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation worth one Contact Hour 1 of continuing education. You simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting your certificates. You will need to provide a typed list of all participants first and last name, position title, and license numberss (if professionals).