Preventing Coronavirus Transmission in Ambulatory Surgery Centers
A pre-recorded Joint Commission webinar.
This pre-recorded webinar will provide an overview of the spectrum of clinical presentations and routes of transmission of COVID-19 with an emphasis on key issues and prevention strategies that freestanding surgical centers should consider prior to resuming elective procedures.
Update as of 9/25/2020: Slide 63 has been changed to reflect the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revoking the Emergency Use Authorization (Protective Barrier Enclosures Without Negative Pressure Used During the COVID-19 Pandemic May Increase Risk to Patients and Health Care Providers - Letter to Health Care Providers) available at https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/letters-health-care-providers/protective-barrier-enclosures-without-negative-pressure-used-during-covid-19-pandemic-may-increase 8/21/2020.
The time codes for specific sections are provided for quick reference:
- COVID-19 Symptoms and Spread (1:32)
- Are You Ready to Resume Elective Cases? (19:38)
- Preparations Specific to Ambulatory Surgery Centers (29:26)
- Scheduling (31:38)
- Intake (33:52)
- Preop (38:38)
- Intra-op (40:40)
- Postop (44:46)
- Discharge (46:34)
- What to Do if a Patient or Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 (47:55)
- Physical Environment (49:40)
- Staff Health and Wellbeing (54:49)
- Resources (56:08)
If you have any questions following the presentation, please email CorporateCommunications@jointcommission.org.