Making Sense of ASC Infection Control at the VASA Meeting

I recently had the privilege of attending the Virginia Ambulatory Surgery Association (VASA) meeting that was held just outside of Richmond. I went from about 5 inches of snow in Denver to stepping off the plane into intense humidity in Virginia! Quite the change of climate!

Karen Spencer, Administrator for Virginia Eye Consultants, who also serves on the VASA Board, invited me to speak. We jumped at the opportunity to give a presentation and help sponsor the meeting. There are about 50 surgery centers in Virginia and the meeting had great attendance with over 30 attendees. The day consisted of great speakers on a variety of important topics including, regulatory issues, legal issues, emergency preparedness, human resources and culture of safety. I gave a presentation on infection control, ‘Making Sense of ASC Infection Control Standards’. It seemed well received!

The VASA Board did a great job putting the meeting on with a full day of great content, a number of vendors, and time for networking. And Karen and I just happened to be twins that day! I was very grateful to be included!

Crissy Benze, MSN, BSN, RN

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