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ASC Academy: Infection Prevention Online Course

Minimize Risk in Your Ambulatory Surgery Center

Infection Prevention

This course meets the CMS requirements for infection control training in an ASC and follows the CMS Ambulatory Surgical Center Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet.

The five-module course focuses on:

  1. Hand Hygiene
  2. Environmental Infection Control
  3. Safe Injection Practices (following the CDC One & Only Campaign)
  4. Sterilization and Disinfection Part 1: Cleaning, Decontamination, and High-Level Disinfection
  5. Sterilization and Disinfection Part 2: Sterilization and Single-Use Device Reprocessing

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Contact Hours

Participants receive 6.8 Contact Hours after passing the Post Test in each module with a score of at least 80% and completing the Course Evaluation. Contact hours for this course will expire January 1, 2024.

Course Access

The learner has access to the course for 120 days after registration.

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to provide information that will assist in meeting the requirements of CMS regarding infection prevention for ambulatory surgery centers.


  • Define the components of an effective hand hygiene program
  • Identify safe practices related to the administration of injectable medications
  • Describe the requirements for reprocessing single-use devices
  • Compare the different applications of sterilization and high-level disinfection
  • List performance measures related to environmental infection control


This program is approved for 6.8 hours of AEU Credit by BASC Provider #0102. AEU credit is available upon request only by calling Experience Services at 800-755-2676.

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