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Medical device representatives who’ve been sidelined during the coronavirus outbreak are ready to reenter ORs and collaborate with surgical teams. The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) this week released clinically based recommendations to make sure reps return safely and responsibly.
Source: Outpatient Surgery
As governors in multiple states lift stay-at-home restrictions, ASCs resume operation after being temporarily shut down or performing emergent surgeries only with minimal staff.
Source: ASC Focus
Fifteen ASC administrators outline their plan for resuming elective surgeries and discuss how they anticipate their centers will be different going forward. Raghu Reddy. Executive Administrator of SurgCenter of Western Maryland (Cumberland, Md.): We have created a three-phase approach to ramp our case volume. Phase one is for elective, essential cases lasting two to three weeks; phase two is for elective, semi-urgent cases lasting two to three weeks; and phase three is for routine elective procedures.
Source: Becker’s ASC Review
In recent years, there has been a trend towards the provision of cardiovascular procedures in the outpatient setting and particularly in ambulatory surgery centers (“ASCs”). This trend is in part motivated by the fact that outpatient cardiovascular services, in comparison to cardiovascular services performed on an inpatient basis, tend to be less expensive and offer greater comfort and convenience for patients. As a result of the emphasis on outpatient cardiovascular services, there is growing interest in the development and expansion of cardiovascular programs in ASCs.