ALL Things Infection Prevention coming your way...

send your IC, IP, DON and more to this one day seminar on September 30th!

 

Location

 

Time

Surgical Care Affiliates
East Tower-Floor B2
5221 N O'Connor Blvd, Irving, TX 75039
Mustang Room

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stay
Texican Court, 501 W Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039 
Enjoy a reduced rate of $219 on Thursday, September 29th. Must reserve by September 16th
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Investment  Vendors

 $150 for TASCS Members
 $250 for Non-Member

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Get in front of this intimate crowd and provide your expertise on this important topic. Limited spots available!  Find out more here. 

 

Earn CASC, CAIP and CNE credit!

This program is approved for up to 6.0 hours of AEUs and up to 6.0 hours of IPCHs by BASC Provider #6629.

This program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider #17435. (Progressive Surgical Solutions, a division of BSM Consulting) for 6 CE Contact Hours.

 

AgendaSubject to Change

7:30am – 8:30am                       Registration Opens
7:30am – 8:15am                       Breakfast

8:15am – 8:30am                       Welcome and Introduction from the Infection Prevention Chairs

 Adam Hornback RN, CASC, North Texas Team Care Surgery Center &   

Christy Anderson, RN, CNOR, CASC, CAIP, SCA

 

8:30am- 9:30am                        Ophthalmology Infection Control

Charity is the Preop Lead and IP at Texas Health Surgery Center Arlington. She joined SCA in the Fall of 2016. Charity has 18 years of nursing with a varied background from pediatrics to ICU and home health but has been working in the ophthalmic ambulatory surgical setting for 15 years consistently (14 of which have been at THSCA). Charity was CAIP certified in 2019 and has been in Infection Prevention since 2008. Charity believes that advocacy and compassion are the foundation of nursing practice

Objectives: 

  1. Appreciate fundamental eye anatomy
  2. Describe preoperative ophthalmic assess and identify concerns
  3. Identify regulations and concerns with eye drop administration.
  4. List surgical prep options, concerns, and techniques.
  5. Review key instrument processing differences for ophthalmic instruments. 
  6. Compare Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome and Endophthalmitis. 
  7. Recognize Ophthalmic wrongs and identify ways to mitigate risk. 

CASC Topic: Regulatory and Legal Issues

CAIP Topics: Surveillance, Data Collection & Analysis, Infection Prevention Strategies,  Program Development, Implementation & Maintenance


9:30am – 10:30am                    
 Updates Avoiding Infection Control Lawsuits    


Mr. Bays has served in numerous capacities in the healthcare industry ranging from clinical services and operations, healthcare bill & policy analysis, medical-legal consulting for healthcare attorney groups and oversight of accreditation, licensure and regulatory compliance programs.

Objectives: 

1. Participant will be able to identify Common Issues in Litigation
2. Participant will be able to identify What IC standards should be followed
3. Participant will be able to identify How to reduce risks of infection

CASC Topic: Regulatory and Legal Issues

CAIP Topics: Surveillance, Data Collection & Analysis, Infection Prevention Strategies


10:30am – 10:45am                   Break

10:45am – 11:45am                   The Role of the Environment: Airflows & Environmental Cleaning

Charity is the Preop Lead and IP at Texas Health Surgery Center Arlington. She joined SCA in the Fall of 2016. Charity has 18 years of nursing with a varied background from pediatrics to ICU and home health but has been working in the ophthalmic ambulatory surgical setting for 15 years consistently (14 of which have been at THSCA). Charity was CAIP certified in 2019 and has been in Infection Prevention since 2008. Charity believes that advocacy and compassion are the foundation of nursing practice

Objectives: 

1. Describe the surgical environment and explain potential hazards or risks
2. Understanding essential components of the HVAC and how it reduces risk for infection
3. Construction considerations and ICRA
4. Describe staff education requirements
5. Understand facility maintenance and management with infection prevention

CASC Topic: Quality Management, Regulatory and Legal Issues

CAIP Topics: Surveillance, Data Collection & Analysis, Infection Prevention Strategies


11:45am – 12:45pm                   Lunch 


1:00pm – 2:00pm                       
How to Assess Your SPD Department and the Role of the Infection Preventionist


Lisa Flinn has been working in the healthcare industry for 40 years. The majority of her experience has been in the perioperative setting. She started her career as a hospital volunteer and received her RN from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in 1982. In 2011 she completed her BSN through University of Texas at Arlington. She currently works at Texas Health Surgery Center Park Hill and serves as the Quality Assurance Manager/Infection Preventionist. She is also the Regional Infection Preventionist as well as a Regional Quality Leader for her company SCA.
Lisa holds a CNOR and CAIP certification.
Lisa is married, with 3 grown children, 2 step children, and 2 grandchildren.
Her hobbies include gardening, racquetball, golf and reading.

Objectives: 

1. What is the SPD Department and why is it important to Infection Control
2. How do you assess your SPD department? Presentation of the assessment tool
3. Infection Control measures: Maintenance of mandatory logs, appropriate use of PPE, cleaning schedule, daily checklists for equipment, event related sterility
4. Compliance with IFUs. How does you SPD coordinator verify IFUs?
5. IUSS and the use of flash pans

CASC Topic: Quality Management, Delivery of Patient Care

CAIP Topics:  Program Development, Implementation & Maintenance

2:00pm – 3:00pm                       GI scope processing 

Eric Esparza has been the Quality Assurance Manger for the Fort Worth Endoscopy Center and the Southwest Fort Worth Endoscopy Center for the past 3 years and joined SCA 6 years ago as a GI Nurse. Prior to GI he worked in the corporate healthcare sector where he discovered his interest in process improvement as a supervisor of clinical operations. He enjoys researching and learning new processes in the health field but loves teaching even more.

 

Objectives: 

1. The Importance of Endoscopy Reprocessing
2. Essential Steps for Endoscope Reprocessing
3. The Reprocessing Room
4. Endoscope Storage
5. Endoscopy Considerations – (would include single use accessories, single use scopes, drying cabinets, and possibly AAMI standards)

CASC Topic: Delivery of Patient Care

CAIP Topics: Infection Prevention Strategies, Education & Training, Instrument/Equipment Cleaning, Disinfection & Sterilization


3:00pm – 4:00pm                       
Effective Surveillance and SSI investigations    

Christy Anderson has been working in the healthcare industry for more than twenty five years. The vast majority of her experience is in the perioperative environment. After working as a nurse assistant for four years, she received her RN from Jefferson School of Nursing, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in 1996. In 1998 she was recruited to work in the OR at Zale Lipshy University Hospital in Dallas, TX. She quickly moved into a service coordinator role and progressive management positions which took her experience to the ASC setting. It was as an ASC manager where she found her niche. Since 2004 she has steadily promoted and held positions, in the ASC environment, from Specialty Coordinator, Manager, Director of Perioperative Services and Regional Director of Surgical Services. She is currently employed by Surgical Care Affiliates and supports approximately 35 facilities across the US as a Group Clinical Director. Christy currently holds a CASC, CNOR and CAIP certification, is a AAAHC surveyor, has participated in a consulting role for AHRQ, and is an active member of AORN. Her background and experience in the ambulatory environment offer experience and responsibilities in center development, physician relations, governance, quality assurance, infection control, operations, accreditation, personnel management, vendor relations and supply/cost management.

Objectives:

1. Define what constitutes an SSI
2. Discuss reporting of an SSI
3. Describe the steps of conducting and SSI investigation
4. Understanding active and passive surveillance

CASC Topic: Delivery of Patient Care

CAIP Topics: Education & Training, Data Collection & Analysis


4:00pm                                       Adjourn

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