Controlling Infection in the ASC


Controlling Infection in the ASC

The Ophthalmic ASC October 2017

With a low incidence of infection, ASCs dispute sterilization standards that threaten the bottom line

Robert Calandra, Featuring Regina Boore, MS, BSN, RN, CASC

Cataract surgery is among the most widely performed operations in ASCs across the United States, with 2.6 million surgeries in  2010, according to the February 2017 National Health Statistics Report on Ambulatory Surgery Data From Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers: United States 2010, released by the Centers for Disease Control.1 And with post-surgical infections rare, it may also be the safest.


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