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The Importance of Infection Control and Prevention in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

One of the most important safety priorities for all ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) is reducing or preventing the spread of infection.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of infection control as it relates to patient safety in an ambulatory surgery setting.
  • Identify how infections spread in ambulatory surgery centers.
  • Recognize effective strategies for decreasing the spread of infection in ambulatory surgery centers.
  • List the staff's responsibilities for reducing the risk of infection to patients in the ASC.