Ambulatory Surgery Policy & Procedure Guideline Manual

Ambulatory Surgery Policy & Procedure Guideline Manual 

Ambulatory Surgery Policy & Procedure Guideline Manual is proudly presented to you by Relias Academy. Thank you. We hope that you enjoy your course.

3rd Edition
Policy & Procedure Guideline Manual
By Dana E. Pratt, RN, Nationally known Educator and Clinician

Consists of AAAHC, AAMI and AORN Ambulatory Surgery Guidelines. An invaluable tool in establishing a new Ambulatory Surgery Center. Easily adaptable to all phases of an existing Ambulatory Surgery facility.


  • Comprehensive policies & procedures consistent with AAAHC, AAMI and AORN Ambulatory Surgery guidelines.

  • Easily adaptable to all phases of an existing Ambulatory Surgery program and/or facility.

  • Invaluable tool in establishing guidelines as well as policies and procedures for setting up a new Ambulatory Surgery center.

  • Clear, concise policies which meet recommendations for The Joint Commission's Quality Assurance program…providing an essential tool in the area of risk management and litigation prevention.

  • Staffing and sample job descriptions...numerous checklists and practical forms for the Ambulatory Surgery department.

  • Competencies, competencies and more competencies!

  • Templates and/or forms for Job Description/Evaluations, Disciplinary Forms, Competencies, Patient Care, and MORE.

Table of Contents:

  • Administration/ Governing Body/ Executive Committee Responsibilities/Transfer Agreement

  • Emergency Care/Malignant Hyperthermia/Latex Sensitivity/Code Blue Responsibilities and Sample Docs/Anaphylaxis Shock

  • Surgical Services / Patient Management / Preoperative requirements and prep/ Wound Classification System

  • Materials Management / Central Supply Inventory / Equipment purchases and evaluation - Quality Assurance/Risk Management

  • Education/Orientation / New employees, Self Assessment and Evaluation / In-service/ Competencies

  • Safety / Electrical; Fire; Laser; Electrosurgery; Sponge, Sharp and Instrument Counts; Universal Precautions; Temperature and Humidity Monitoring

  • Infection Control /Infection Control Committee/ Surgical Attire / Cleaning and Processing Anesthesia Equipment, Endoscopes, Endoscopic Accessories, Surgical Instruments and powered equipment / Environmental Cleaning/Aseptic technique/ Biohazardous Waste Handling/ Sterilization Standards

  • Medical Staff Requirements / Staff Rules and Regulations/ Granting Privileges / Corrective Action of medical staff / Medical Staff Committees - Nursing Services / Professional Conduct / Job Descriptions

  • Personnel / File Content/ Physical Exam / Hepatitis B and HIV Testing Waiver Forms / Policy and Procedure confirmation / Disciplinary Counseling form

  • Medical Records / Contents of Patient Surgical Chart / Medical Record Entries / Consent / Retention and Storage of Medical Records / Observers in the OR / Approved Abbreviations

  • Radiology / Reducing Exposure

  • Laboratory / Specimen Handling

  • Pharmacy / Ordering / Storage of Medications / Administering Medications / Education / Reporting and Monitoring

  • Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities

ISBN#: 978-1-930450-00-4
375 pages


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Type: Online Course
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