Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) interested in learning more about the best practices for reprocessing single-use devices can now download a free toolkit provided by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Quality Collaboration (ASC QC). The Single-Use Device Reprocessing Toolkit is part of the ASC QCs ASC Tools for Infection Prevention (ASC TIPs) initiative and the fifth in a series of free infection prevention resources now available online.
ASC QC introduced its ASC TIPs series with a Hand Hygiene Toolkit posted on its website last June. The other toolkits currently available on that website focus on safe injection practices, point of care devices and environmental infection protection. Basic and expanded versions of all five toolkits are available. The basic versions include essential resources such as Medicare surveyor worksheets and policy guides. The expanded versions include assessment tools, implementation aids, training materials, monitoring tools, workplace reminders and guidelines from leading authorities on the topics the toolkits address.
The ASC TIPs toolkits are available at www.ascquality.org/advancing_asc_quality.cfm.