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The Patient Safety Act and Reporting Requirements
Tentative Training Sessions:
Thursday, November 29th and Tuesday, December 4th.
Sessions are tentatively scheduled from 9AM to 12Noon and from 1PM to 4PM.
The tentative location is Mercer County Community College.
APPLICATION FOR NEW OR AMENDED ACUTE CARE FACILITY LICENSE
LICENSURE AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS
APPLICATION & DETAILS
NJ DOH News: Surgical Practice Licensure Training 5-8-18
Northeastern Basic Course for Principles of Infection Prevention and Control Fall 2018
October 15 – 19, 2018
Early Registration Fee: $495.00 DEADLINE: Sept. 15, 2018
Late Registration Fee: $550.00 DEADLINE: Sept. 22, 2018
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New Jersey TB MORTALITY STATISTICS – 2008 – 2017 Website TB Slides 2017 Master
May 2018 Programs
NJ Department of Health announces training for registered surgical practices to navigate the licensing process to become an ambulatory surgical center. Chose from among 4 time slots for the 2-hour session.
APIC Northern New Jersey offers a one day workshop in Infection Prevention Updates in Ambulatory Care on May 9, 2018 in Monroe Township. APIC One day May
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From the NJ ICAR:
Infection Control Assessment & Response (ICAR)
May 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT
NJ Consumer Affairs Information
Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
April 3 – April 7, 2017 Seminar Registration
Hippocrates trainings for the Long Term Care facilities:
CMS EP Breakdown – New Regulations
From Our June 7th Meeting
A Program For Ambulatory Care Facilities
“Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization: Complying With the Standards…Ensuring Patient Safety”
February 11th – 2016
APIC POSITION PAPER: SAFE INJECTION, INFUSION, AND MEDICATION
VIAL PRACTICES IN HEALTH CARE (2016)
August 21st – 2015
Mandatory Reporting for License ASC
Important Information Regarding Reporting
Hippocrates – PowerPoint
“Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization
Complying With the Standards…Ensuring Patient Safety”
A Program for Ambulatory Care Facilities
November 11-12, 2015
Infection Control Plan: Maintaining Compliance with the CMS Conditions for Coverage with the ASC Infection Control Plan
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 | 1:00PM CDT (2:00PM EDT)
Participants will explore the role and responsibilities of the Infection Control Professional to comply with accreditation standards and regulatory authorities. Participants will examine internal and external reporting methods and requirements via the National Health and Safety Network (NHSN).
CMS Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program Deadline Extended for ASC-8 (Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Data)
The annual deadline for ASCs to submit ASC-8: Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel data has been extended to August 15, 2015 from the original date of May 15, 2015.
ASCs now have until August 15, 2015 to report their healthcare worker influenza vaccination summary data for the 2014/2015 flu season (October 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015).
These data are to be reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) as a requirement of CMS’ ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR). To submit these data, ASCs must enroll in NHSN a minimumof 8 weeks before the new data submission deadline of August 15, 2015. If your ASC has not yet begun the enrollment process, it is important to do so immediately, as a further delay could cause you to not be enrolled in time to complete your facility’s healthcare worker influenza vaccination reporting by the deadline. This extension is to ensure that ASCs have the maximum time possible to meet this important quality reporting requirement during this initial implementation year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines the NHSN enrollment process in their 5-Step Enrollment for Ambulatory Surgery Center Facilities, http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/PDFs/ACS/ASC-EnrollmentChecklist.pdf, and provides tools and resources. For ASCs needing assistance with locating their CMS Certification Number (CCN), a Look-Up tool is available from the ASCQR Program Support Contractor.
To aid ASCs in the NHSN enrollment process, an educational session with CDC is planned; additional information regarding this session will be available in the near future.
For any other questions related to NHSN enrollment or reporting, please contact the NHSN Helpdesk at NHSN@cdc.gov.
CMS Interpretive Guidelines
NJHCSA Information for registration
New ASC Quality Control Guide for 2015
New CMS Regulations
John Karwoski, President and Founder of JDJ Consulting, discusses the importance of preparation for a Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) crisis.
This video demonstrates the mixing of Dantrium or Revolto (dantrolene sodium) with sterile water for treatment of MH.
View the latest NHSN Guidelines:
Updated November, 2014
For Evaluations of Patients with Possible Ebola
For more information: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/
New Regulations on Prescription Pads
New Jersey Prescription Blank Deadline Extended
From Our June Meeting:
Medivator’s BioFilm Presentation:
Richard Maglin’s Presentation On
Lower Reimbursement Strategies
Rapid HIV information
John Karwoski’s Presentation
Opioid CME Events
Here is information for three regional events that we are doing with the Partnership for a Drug Free NJ: http://drugfreenj.org/donoharm/
We did our first regional event at Hackensack Hospital back in October, which was a great success and was covered on NJTV.
About: Clorox Bleach
From Our March 19th Meeting:
DOH NJ Need to Know!! New Info!
Dr. McCaulley: It’s education and awareness on the part of the administrative staff and those involved in infection control, having them do some “what ifs?” They should read and understand what is in the guidelines, and have a discussion among the decision-makers of the ACC about how their facility could be affected and what they need to be able to respond. They should use the guidelines to develop their own protocols for how they will manage different types of disasters.
They need to recognize that a variety of scenarios could qualify as disasters — not just infections, such as the influenza outbreaks we have all lived through, but natural disasters, such as the tsunami in Japan, and even bioterrorism. A disaster can manifest in many different ways. The guideline can also be used to help ACCs develop their own educational materials for preparing their staff.”
“An ACC is any freestanding healthcare facility staffed by 1 or more healthcare professionals that provides services on an outpatient basis, but does not include overnight stays for patients. Examples of ACCs are community-based primary care centers, urgent care centers, dialysis centers, outpatient diagnostic centers (eg, laboratory or radiology), and ambulatory surgery centers. ACCs may or may not have a direct hospital affiliation.”
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