Using an Infection Control Risk Assessment to Create an Infection Control Plan for an ASC, 4th Ed.

New regulations now require ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) to perform an assessment of facility-specific infection risks and formulate, in writing, a plan to address those risks. This regulation is intended to ensure that ASCs are taking active steps to prevent transmission of infections to patients, staff, and visitors.

This course will provide the basic information and tools necessary to perform an Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) at an ASC and to create an Infection Control Plan based on the findings of the risk assessment.

The course material will give step by step instructions on the process of performing an Infection Control Risk Assessment and writing an Infection Control Plan. In addition, participants will be provided with:

-downloadable reference material and links to nationally recognized infection control guidelines useful in performing the risk assessment and writing the Infection Control Plan

- an Infection Control Risk Assessment Tool in the form of an Excel spreadsheet. The tool facilitates the evaluation of infection risks in a systematic way and can be used for accreditation surveys to document compliance with standards.

- an Infection Control Plan template in the form of a Word document.


ACCREDITATION

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AORN recognized this activity as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition did not imply that AORN or the ANCC Commission on Accreditation approved or endorsed any product included in the presentation.

The contact hours for this activity expire: May 23, 2019.


Target Audience

Nurses and Health Professionals who are administratively responsible for the infection control program in an ambulatory surgical setting.


Contact Hours

2.0 Contact Hours will be awarded upon successful completion of this activity.


Purpose/ Goal Of This Activity:

The goal of this course is to equip the designated infection control professional at an ASC with the knowledge and tools necessary to create an Infection Control Plan for an ambulatory surgical center using an Infection Prevention and Control Risk Assessment. At the completion of this course, the RN will be able to use an Infection Control Risk Assessment to create an Infection Control Plan for an ASC.


Requirements for Successful Completion of this Program

Using this Self-Directed Learning Module, participants must review the objectives and read the materials.  As participants read through the material on the course pages, they will be occasionally prompted to answer exam questions. There is a total of 12 multiple choice questions in this program. A grade of 80% (10 correct answers) must be achieved along with submission of a program evaluation to receive a certificate.  

The course work was authored by Regina Napolitano, RN, MA, who serves as the Senior Education Development Specialist at Continuing Education Online (www.ProCEO.com).

No commercial support has been obtained for this offering.  This activity has been submitted to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc. for approval to award contact hours. The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Activities that are approved by AORN are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the ANCC Commission on Accreditation approves or endorses any product included in this presentation. The contact hours for this activity will expire two years after the date of approval.


Registration Fee

The registration fee for this course is $39.00. Your registration fee includes two opportunities to pass the examination and permanent access to all reference material.

If you have any questions or concerns about this course, you may contact a Customer Service representative at 888-345-6788, or e-mail us at ceo.contact7@proceo.com.