NJAASC’s General Membership Meeting will be taking place on February 15th from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Galloping Hill (3 Golf Drive, Kenilworth, NJ 07033). Lunch will be provided. Please click here to register today!
|Rini Jose||BIO: Rini is the full-time healthcare associated infections epidemiologist for the Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) team.
TOPIC: ICAR: Its Beginnings and Follow Through
|Carol Genese||BIO: Carol is a part time Infection Preventionist on the NJDOH’s Infection Control, Assessment and Response Team, whose primary goal is to improve infection prevention across the healthcare spectrum in NJ.
TOPIC: The Glows and Grows of New Jersey’s Ambulatory Surgery Centers: An ICAR Perspective
|John Fanburg, Esq.||BIO: John has more than 30 years of experience in health and hospital law, with an emphasis on corporate, transactions and regulatory matters for physicians and health care institutions.
TOPIC: OIG Transportation Safe Harbor Update
|Debbie Treat||BIO: Debbie Treat is the Northeast Regional Sales Director for IOS. She has spent the last 20+ years dedicated to improving efficiencies within healthcare.
TOPIC: Turning Your Supply Chain into a Strategic Asset
ICAR: Its Beginnings and Follow Through / The Glows and Grows of New Jersey’s Ambulatory Surgery Centers: An ICAR Perspective
Description: With funding from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New Jersey developed the Infection, Control, Assessment and Response, or ICAR team to assess infection prevention efforts across the healthcare spectrum. The multidisciplinary team utilizes CDC-designed assessment tools to evaluate healthcare facilities on diverse infection prevention domains; ranging from surveillance to hand hygiene practices, with opportunities for direct observation. The team has visited over 60 facilities, sharing best practices and resources along the way. Currently, the ICAR team is actively recruiting volunteers from ambulatory surgery centers to participate in this non-regulatory, free infection prevention initiative. Learn more about ICAR, how your facility can participate, and how ambulatory surgery centers have fared compared to other New Jersey healthcare facilities.
Turning Your Supply Chain into a Strategic Asset
Description: This session will help those struggling with multiple responsibilities, with outdated manual processes, carve out their path to a more strategic future through supply chain automation. We will cover all of the components of a best practice supply chain in a surgery center in order to drive cost savings and efficiency. The future will necessitate integration between partners and systems. To take advantage of that integration, you need to be automated. Let’s start that trip together.
1:00 PM – Registration, Lunch, and Visit our Vendors
1:30 PM – Welcome from NJAASC President Andrew Weiss, CASC
1:40 PM – Speaker Introduction by NJAASC Secretary and Program Committee Chair, Sharon Gelardi, RN
1:45 PM – Rini Jose and Carol Genese from the NJ Department of Health Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) Team will be presenting
2:15 PM – Break to visit our Vendors
2:30 PM – Speaker Introduction by NJAASC Secretary and Program Committee Chair, Sharon Gelardi, RN
2:35 PM – Debbie Treat from Inventory Optimization Solutions will be presenting
3:05 PM – John Fanburg, Esq. OIG Transportation Safe Harbor update, effective 1/6/17
4:00 PM – Conclude