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Most Common Deficiencies Cited In Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Are you ready for your next survey? 

Keeping Current... change is inevitable in our highly regulated field. Are you aware of the latest standards and the most cited deficiencies as noted by surveyors in an ambulatory surgery center?

“The top two areas that surveyors most often cite as deficient during a survey in an ASC, are infection control and governance,” 

notes Maria Tietjen, RN, BSN, CSPD, Exec. VP, Nursing and Clinical Services, Director, Surgery Center Regulatory and Compliance Protocols for American SurgiSite Centers.


Most often cited areas for improvement include:

1. INFECTION CONTROL

  • Hand Hygiene
  • Equipment Cleaning
  • PPE

2. GOVERNANCE

  • Peer Review
  • Trends
  • Monitoring

Would your organization benefit from a comprehensive process and documentation inspection prior
to your survey date? 
Contact Maria at mtietjen@americansurgisite.com for more information about how she can assist you and your center before your next inspection.


Center re-opening and COVID 19 protocol training webinars for your staff are available by request.

Please contact mtietjen@americansurgisite.com for more information

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