Survey Watch

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Survey Watch Administrative EyeCare, Jul/Aug 2019 Written by: Vanessa Sindell, MSN, BSN, RN "Ambulatory Surgery Centers(ASCs) have been in the news lately and for all the wrong reasons. In March 2018, USA Today and Kaiser Health News…

Informed Consent in Your ASC

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Informed Consent in Your ASC Administrative EyeCare, Sep/Oct 2019 Written by: Debra Stinchcomb, MBA, BSN, RN, CASC "While ASCs require that the patient gives an informed consent, the process actually begins in the surgeon’s office.…

Risk Assessments for ASCs

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Risk Assessments for ASCs Administrative EyeCare, May/June 2020 Written by: Debra Stinchcomb, MBA, BSN, RN, CASC "Every ambulatory surgery center (ASC) has a Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. This program…

Making a Difference | Nursing Leadership

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Making a Difference | Nursing Leadership Administrative EyeCare, March/April 2020 Written by: Dawn Laundrup, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN "Ambulatory surgery center (ASC) nurse leaders are faced with juggling multifaceted patient care, regulatory…

Are You Primed for Premium?

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  Are You Primed for Premium? The Ophthalmic ASC, August 2018 Featuring Vanessa Sindell, MSN, BSN, RN By setting up to provide state-ofthe-art refractive cataract surgery, an ASC can differentiate itself as a technologically advanced…

Emergency Preparedness Update

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  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,…

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

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  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,…

Road Map for Integrating MIGS

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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…

How Does Your Surgical Tech Training Measure Up?

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How Does Your Surgical Tech Training Measure Up? The Ophthalmic ASC, May 2018 Featuring Vanessa Sindell, MSN, BSN, RN In many respects, you could say the surgical technician — or scrub tech — serves as the “center” of the ASC…

Operation Patient Satisfaction

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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…