The Key to Top-Performing ASCs: Physician Leadership

The Key to Top-Performing ASCs: Physician Leadership Regina Boore, MS, BSN, RN, CASC Over the last 33 years, I have had the privilege of visiting and engaging in some way with hundreds of ASCs across the USA and in Canada and Puerto…

The Call Every Surgery Center Dreads

The Call Every Surgery Center Dreads Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC It’s the call every surgery center nursing director dreads. Dr. Smith, who operated at your center yes- terday, calls you late in the morning to say he thinks three of…

The Extra Mile: ASC Governance - Exceeding the Standard

The Extra Mile: ASC Governance - Exceeding the Standard Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC Medicare regulations place a heavy emphasis on governing body management and oversight...do you measure up? Source: Administrative EyeCare Jul/Aug 2…

Strategic Planning for your Surgery Center

Strategic Planning for your Surgery Center Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC Do you have a strategic plan specifically focused on your surgery center? Should you? The answer, according to business experts, is a resounding, “Yes!” And they’re…

Are ASC Physical Environment Surveys Getting Tougher?

Are ASC Physical Environment Surveys Getting Tougher? Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC and William Lindeman, AIA Are you under the impression that NFPA 101® Life Safety Code® (LSC) requirements are getting more stringent, and CMS is requiring…

Keeping Up with OSHA

Keeping Up with OSHA Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC A little proactive effort to assess your OSHA compliance in advance of an inspection can pay big dividends later. Source: Administrative Eyecare Nov/Dec 2014

Is Annual PPD Testing a Sacred Cow?

Is Annual PPD Testing a Sacred Cow? Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC Initial and annual risk assessments, a properly implemented hierarchy of controls, and baseline HCW screening is the most effective approach to mitigating the risk of TB…

Five Essential Steps to Understanding Effective Equipment Sterilization

Five Essential Steps to Understanding Effective Equipment Sterilization Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC Sterile processing is one of the most critical functions in the comprehensive service of ophthalmic surgery. Addressing these five essentials…

Personal Best

Personal Best Rober Kurtz interviewing Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC Using continuing education and certifications to support staff and add value to your ASC Source: ASC Focus May 2014

CMS Update for ASCs

CMS Update for ASCs Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC Since the sweeping revision to the ASC Conditions for Coverage (CfC) in 2009, CMS has issued a number of clarifications, proposals, and changes. ... some warrant the attention of ASC operators. Source: AE…