Entries by Courtney Leonis

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 […]

Compounding Problems

Compounding Problems Administrative EyeCare Nov/Dec2017 Regina Boore, MS, BSN, RN, CASC Anthony Dziabo Mark T. Livingston         In the fall of 2011 more than 20 people were injured when compounding pharmacies repackaged the anti-cancer drug, Avastin, into smaller doses for treating macular degeneration. Many lost their eye-sight and one patient suffered brain […]

The Never-Ending Quest for Quality

The Never-Ending Quest for Quality Administrative Eyecare July/Aug 2017 Regina Boore, MS, BSN, RN, CASC In recent years, surgery centers have heightened their focus on quality. An active Quality Assess-ment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program has always been required for accredited surgery centers. Fortunately, the Medicare requirements effected in 2009 (416.43 Condition for Coverage: Quality […]