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Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

Handling of Explanted Medical Devices Addressed in AORN’s Revised Guideline for Specimen Management

SP professionals must manage explants safely and properly any time a request is made to sterilize an explanted device, such a screw, hip, plate and so on, for return to the patient.

Disinfection Methods – Straightforward or Complicated?

With all the different cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes that go on inside of hospitals, I find disinfection to be the most complex and complicated among them.

Steam Sterilization Standard ST79 Receives Community-Driven Update

After three years, a widely used standard in health care and industry has undergone an important update.

AMT Partners with Medicare for Educational Webinar

American Medical Technologies (AMT), the leading independent provider of wound care solutions for long-term care facilities, has partnered with Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs), Noridian Healthcare Solutions and CGS Administrators, to host a live educational webinar covering Medicare’s documentation requirements for wound care residents.

Trina St. Ours – Education Consultant DME Outreach and Education with Noridian Healthcare Solutions along with Michael Hanna MPA, CDME – Provider Relations Senior Analyst with CGS Administrators will present their insights. This presentation will be focused on the long-term care facilities’ responsibilities in creating/maintaining the necessary documentation for reimbursement of surgical dressings and supplies. Emphasis and specific detail will be provided on preliminary orders, detailed written orders and the importance of thoroughly completed monthly/weekly evaluations.

“Documentation is a critical component of resident care,” said Misty Vaughn, PT, CWS, DAPWCA, Senior VP of Clinical Programs, AMT. “To help ensure compliance regarding wound care provided, a facility should make sure their documentation meets or exceeds the requirements set forth by Medicare. This webinar can help participants learn critical information they can apply directly within their facilities.”

The webinar is scheduled for 2:00 PM Eastern on July 9, 2019. Registration is free and Continuing Education (CE) credits will be available for attendees of the live webinar. Attendees can register by visiting www.amtwoundcare.com. A recorded version of the presentation will also be provided for those unable to attend the live event.

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