Entries by Courtney Leonis

Emergency Preparedness Update

  Emergency Preparedness Update Administrative EyeCare Jan/Feb 2019 By: Crissy Benze, MSN, BSN, RN Blizzards, floods, wildfires, and hurricanes have killed thousands, cost billions of dollars, and stressed local healthcare systems, emergency responders, and utilities in recent years. In response, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a new Emergency Preparedness (EP) rule to […]

Keeping Tabs: Stay Up to Date on Evolving ASC Infection Control Strategies

  Keeping Tabs: Stay Up to Date on Evolving ASC Infection Control Strategies Administrative EyeCare Nov/Dec 2018 By: Vanessa Sindell, MSN, BSN, RN In an environment of ever-increasing scrutiny of infection control practices, it is important that ambulatory surgery center (ASC) leaders stay up to date. Maintaining compliance with current infection control regulations allows ASCs to […]

Road Map for Integrating MIGS

Road Map for Integrating MIGS Logistical tips for bringing today’s glaucoma surgery to your ASC The Ophthalmic ASC, October 2018 Featuring Vanessa Sindell, MSN, BSN, RN In 2018, chances are good that minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS) are either in your ophthalmic ASC or coming soon. New technologies that were exciting for glaucoma specialists from […]

Operation Patient Satisfaction

Operation Patient Satisfaction Focusing on the Fundamentals of Care from Pre-Op to Post-Op The Ophthalmic ASC, February 2018 Featuring Vanessa Sindell, MSN, BSN, RN As an owner or operator of an ASC, your goal is to keep a steady flow of patients coming through your doors. Whether you operate a small surgery center or a […]

The Why, What and How of ASC Staff Training

The Why, What, and How of ASC Staff Training Administrative EyeCare Sep/Oct 2018 Regina Boore, MS, BSN, RN, CASC Physician and writer Atul Gawande addressed the complexity, cost, and surprising lack of efficacy of our healthcare system in a TED Talk on Apr 16, 2012, called “How do we heal medicine?” He concluded our medical […]

ASC Staffing Roles and Considerations

ASC Staffing Roles and Considerations Administrative EyeCare Jan/Feb 2018 Regina Boore, MS, BSN, RN, CASC Debra Stinchcomb, MBA, BSN, RN, CASC Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP) perform a wide variety of tasks and procedures under the direction of a licensed ophthalmologist in the practice setting. They collect data, perform procedures, administer medication and treatments, and supervise […]

Nurses Week 2018

National Nurses Week May 6-12, 2018 National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896. It is a great opportunity every year to recognize the contributions that nurses and nursing make […]

Lisa Harrington Joins Progressive Surgical Solutions

The Progressive Surgical Solutions team is growing! Effective May 1, 2018, we welcome Lisa Harrington, with over 25 years experience in the ambulatory surgery center industry. For the past 22 years, she has owned and operated Langston Healthcare Services, providing guidance and assistance to California ASCs as they navigate the complex the requirements of state […]