Category: Infection Prevention
Title: Certification & Environmental Issues of the ASC
Presenter: Loie Ruhl, RN, BS, CIC; Infection Preventionist; Barnes Jewish Health System, St. Louis, MO
Description: Loie is an Infection Prevention Specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Missouri. She graduated with RN 25+ years ago, and then received a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Leadership. Loie was certified in Infection Control in 2005. She possesses a varied medical/surgical nursing background including emergency medicine and trauma. Infection Control became her area of specialty in 2003. Loie has authored and co-authored several abstracts for both APIC and SHEA, and has presented at the National APIC conference in San Jose and Denver, as well as at the Bi-State Infectious Disease Conference in St. Louis and at the Little Rock Chapter of APIC Infectious Disease Conference. She is the co-author of a chapter in the 3rd edition of the SHEA text, “Practical Epidemiology in Healthcare.”
Description: This video recording is one of 14 presentations given at our 2-day September 2012 Infection Prevention Strategies for ASC's conference.
- Describes regulations for certification as related to the environment of care in an ambulatory surgery center.
- Review possible deficiencies cited for the environment of care in ASCs.
- Apply knowledge of certification requirements and potential deficiencies to maintain certification of an ASC.
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