Tools & Resources

 ASC Resources

ASC Tools and Resources

Welcome! We have collected ASC resources for compliance, accreditation & credentialing to support your ambulatory surgery center.

CMS Resources

CMS ASC rules:  Here are the Medicare ASC rules Click Here

CMS rules about blood glucose testing:  CMS released guidance on the use of Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems. Click Here

CMS Emergency Preparation rules:  Here are the CMS guidelines for emergency preparation compliance Click Here

Credentialing

AMA Profile Search:  As part of your credentialing process, you can use the AMA profile search.  Search for physician profiles here. Click Here

National Practitioner Data Bank: The NPDB provides practice history results for your credentialed providers Click Here

OIG Exclusion List:  Search for staff names to determine if they are on the Medicare exclusion list Click Here

Education Resources

Central Service Technical Training: Perdue University offers online Central Service training Click Here

IV Start Tutorial:  Here is a YouTube video to help with IV skills.  Click here. 

Radiation Safety Training: Need radiation safety training for your staff? Click Here

Staff EducationASC Solutions Academy offers training and education to meet ASC regulatory needs. It is one of the many ASC resources we offer! Click Here

Emergency Response Resources

ACLS guidelines:  If you are stocking a new crash cart or emergency supplies, or want to review your equipment and supplies, it’s always good to have the resource. Click Here

EKG rhythm strip animation tools:  Here’s a training site that animates EKG rhythm strips for great EKG recognition practice Click Here

Fire Extinguisher Training: Need a great free resource for fire extinguisher training? We highly recommend this one Click Here

Lipid Rescue Guidelines: here is a great checklist for treatment of local anesthetic systemic toxicity Click Here

Malignant Hyperthermia education: Revonto offers a video you can use to train your staff on MH response Click Here

Malignant Hyperthermia:  MHAUS provides tools and resources to prepare for or respond to an MH emergency Click Here

Infection Control

CMS Infection Control Worksheet: Use this CMS worksheet to review your infection control processes for compliance Click Here

Hand Washing Printables:  find great hand washing resources from the WHO Click Here

Infection Control Coordinator Training: ProCeo has great web based infection control training for the nurse who oversees your infection control program Click Here

Sterilization Training: Steris University offers Sterilization 101 training Click Here

Tuberculosis – CDC Guidelines: Find current CDC TB guidelines here Click Here

Medication Safety

Confused Name Drug List:  The Institute for Safe Medication Practices ISMP (found here at this link: “Confused Name Drug List”), highlight any medications used in your facility. Click Here

High Alert Medication List: The ISMP also provides a list to identify High Alert Medications Click Here

OSHA resources

Eyewash stations: Guardian offers some great eyewash stations to support your OSHA compliance Click Here

OSHA bloodborne facts information sheet:  This OSHA resource is printable and a great resource for your facility’s OSHA Compliance Click Here

OSHA SDS Resource: Need an SDS document? Search for one here Click Here

Quality Reporting

ASC Quality Collaboration: To learn more about ASC Quality Measures and how to report them, Click Here

ASC Quality Reporting: To Report your quality data Click Here

Other Great Resources

ASC Consulting:  Need some help preparing for your survey? Policy updates? Quality studies? Leadership support?  Let us help!  Click Here

DHS Cyber Security guidelines: Good cyber security information from the Department of Homeland Security Click Here

Hard to find medical items: AliMed offers some innovative medical products Click Here

Health Care Logistics: Healthcare Logistics also offers some hard to find supplies as well Click Here

HIPAA: Find HIPAA requirements from HHS here Click Here

Photo ID badges: Need to create badges for your staff? Check out Best Name Badges Click Here

Procedure cost resource: Fair Health Consumer gives you procedure costs in your area Click Here

Check back regularly to find more helpful links!
If you do not see one that you need, please contact us at admin@almss.com