Thursday, February 15


Leadership Series - Winter Workshop

Applying Coaching Skills for More Effective Conversations
There are four coaching skills that, when applied to most conversations leaders have, will make the discussion and outcomes better. This workshop provides an overview and practice of those coaching skills and helps participants better understand the difference between coaching, mentoring, training, and giving feedback.

*Separate registration is required to participate in the Winter Workshop. The workshop is a part of the WISCA Leadership Series. Participants can register for each separately, or the entire series. Click here to register or learn more.


ASC Tour of Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin

Address: N15 W28300, Golf Rd, Pewaukee, WI 53072

Explore the cutting-edge world of orthopedic surgery with our exclusive tour of Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin, Pewaukee. Join us for an immersive experience where you'll witness state-of-the-art facilities. Discover how expert surgeons utilize advanced technology to provide top-notch care. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights into the future of orthopedics. Register now for the conference and secure your spot for the Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin Surgery Center Tour.

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Welcome Reception
Join attendees, exhibitors and speakers during the evening’s welcome reception at the Ingleside Hotel.  Meet old and new friends.  And enjoy an array of classic Wisconsin food and drink.

Friday, February 24

8:00am – 8:45am, 9:15am – 10:00am

It's a Marathon: How to Prepare for Mandatory OAS CAHPS
Jessica Bush, RN, BSN, CAPA, CPC
Founder and CEO, Real Change RN Consulting

Start running! The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have issued a new rule requiring ASCs to implement the Outpatient Ambulatory Surgery CAHPS survey (OAS CAHPS) for public reporting, consumer rating, and CMS reimbursement by January 2025. This heavy lift requires preparation! Learn what you need to know to get started and keep your facility’s reputation, reimbursement, ratings, and revenue optimized so you can finish on top! 

10:30am – 11:30am

Water Quality: Introduction to ANSI/AAMI ST108
Clinical Education Specialist, STERIS Corporation
Water is used to clean, disinfect, and sterilize millions of medical devices each day. Many assume that the water from the tap is clean enough for these critical applications. Discover how clean water should be and water’s dirty little secrets as Clinical Education Specialist, Janet Strong, introduces water quality and its application to medical device processing through the standard ANSI/AAMI ST108.

Continuing Education Credit:

STERIS Corporation is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by CBRN - provider #CEP 11681 and an approved Administrator Education Unit (AEU) and Infection Prevention Control (IPCH) provider by BASC - provider #1417.

This program is approved for:

  • 0 hour(s) of GI Specific content credit by ABCGN (American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses),
  • 1 AEU(s) & 1 IPCH(s) by BASC (Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification), and
  • 1 contract hour(s) of continuing education credit
  • 1 contact hour(s) of continuing education credit
    • CBRN (California Board of Registered Nursing);
    • CBSPD (Certified Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution); and
    • HSPA (Healthcare Sterile Processing Association).

12:30pm – 1:15pm

Safety in your Workplace
Gianni Scarcello
Safety and Compliance Specialist, Bevara Building Services

In this presentation, we will discuss updates to NFPA 70B and how they can affect your ASC. Also, we will be covering your workplace safety culture. What metrics can we review/track to determine what we are doing to foster a safe workplace? We will look at why this is this important for our staff but for the safety of our patients as well. The safety culture discussion will also touch on an unfortunate trend in today's workplace; active shooter situations.

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Infection Control: DHS Update

Jennifer Kuhn, BSN, RN, CIC

Ambulatory Care Infection Preventionist, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Program

Join Jennifer Kuhn, RN, BSN, CIC, Ambulatory Care Infection Preventionist for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, as she delivers a comprehensive session on "Infection Control: DHS Update." With her expertise, Jennifer will provide valuable insights and the latest updates on infection prevention strategies relevant to ambulatory care settings. This session is a must-attend for healthcare professionals seeking to stay abreast of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services guidelines and best practices in maintaining a safe and sterile environment within surgery centers. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and contribute to the ongoing commitment to infection control in ambulatory care.

Association of Wisconsin Surgery Centers
563 Carter Court, Suite B Kimberly WI 54136
920-560-5627 I

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