We are pleased to announce the launch of the Ambler Surgical blog. Dedicated entirely to the ophthalmic surgical community, this discussion forum was created as an educational resource to facilitate dialogue and share expertise with your industry colleagues. It is our hope that you find the subject matter and knowledge dispersed throughout the blog to be your link to everything ophthalmic!
A Sure-Fire Way to Prepare for a Site Review?
by Annquinetta Dansby-Kelly ,RN, CRNO - President, ASORN on 10/12/11
The best way to prepare for a site review is to hire a consultant to evaluate your facility for potential violations or deficiencies. Review the consultant's recommendations and make the necessary changes. Educate all employees regarding standards and policy changes. Practice compliance consistently.
For additional resources, review ASORN and ASCRS' Recommended Practices for Cleaning and Sterilizing of Intraocular Surgical Instruments.
We'd love to hear your thoughts about preparing for a site review. Post a comment.
by Marty Anthony, President, Ambler Surgical on 10/12/11
Many of you are gearing up for accreditation agency surveys that require you to have an adequate supply of surgical instruments to support your case load. Perhaps you are faced with the dilemma of having to rush order instruments to ensure your inventory meets accreditation standards. Did you know that by instituting a proactive preventative maintenance program, you can significantly decrease the downtime of your surgical instruments, while also reducing the costly expense of purchasing replacement instruments? Read more to learn how to optimize the up time of your surgical instruments.
New Femtosecond Laser
The new femtosecond laser has the capacity to revolutionize cataract surgery, yet the hefty price tag creates some challenges. Consider how the femtosecond laser would impact your center. Share your thoughts about the new technology and whether your facility is considering purchasing it.
Is Your Facility Adequately Prepared to Prevent an Outbreak of TASS or Infectious Endophthalmitis?
Review the following articles to learn about the differences between these two infections, their distinct treatment paths and measures your perioperative and reprocessing staff can take to help prevent them.
AORN TASS Home Study
ASCRS/ASORN Recommended Practices for Cleaning and Sterilizing Intraocular Instruments
Avoid These 7 Mistakes in Processing Ophthalmic Instruments
Strategies for Reducing Flashing
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