ICASC Advantage Blog

Blood Drive 9/3/20 at Noon!

Posted by IowaCityASC on Aug 31, 2020 2:20:56 PM

Save the Date to Save Lives this Summer!

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Topics: News, blood drive

Benefits of Outpatient Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Posted by IowaCityASC on May 29, 2020 2:28:44 PM

Having a total knee replacement (also referred to as arthroplasty) is something that used to keep patients in the hospital for weeks. However, as medical technology progresses, so do the options that patients have when it comes to certain types of surgeries.

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Topics: Orthopedics, Knee Replacement

Is Partial Knee Replacement Surgery For Me?

Posted by IowaCityASC on May 21, 2020 3:26:21 PM

Partial knee replacement surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that your physician may recommend in cases of severe arthritis of the knee, or where the damage is localized to a particular part of the knee.

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Topics: Knee Replacement, Osteoarthritis, knee replacement surgery

Inspire Therapy: A New Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Posted by IowaCityASC on May 12, 2020 5:05:27 PM

Sleep apnea is a problem that can be hugely disruptive to your quality of life, leading to chronic fatigue, difficulty concentrating, or depression.

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Topics: ENT Specialist, Ear, Nose and Throat, sleep apnea, sleep apnea symptoms, inspire therapy, obstructive sleep apnea

Does My Child Have an Ear Infection?

Posted by IowaCityASC on May 12, 2020 4:21:55 PM

In order to accurately answer this question, one must first understand what an ear infection is.

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Topics: ear infection treatment, ear infection, ENT, ENT Specialist, Ear, Nose and Throat, ear infection symptoms

COVID-19 Virus Update

Posted by IowaCityASC on Apr 30, 2020 3:54:05 PM

Updated 4/30/2020

As allowed per Governor Kim Reynold’s proclamation on April 24th, the Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center has resumed performing elective cases effective Thursday, April 30th. If you had an elective surgery or procedure postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact your surgeon’s office directly and they will be able to speak with you about getting your surgery rescheduled.

Updated 3/17/2020

If you are experiencing a fever, body aches, cough, or shortness of breath, please stay home. We do not need to evaluate you at the surgery center. Please call us, or your surgeon’s office to reschedule your procedure.

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Topics: coronavirus, COVID-19

Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center is in Need of Cloth Masks. 

Posted by IowaCityASC on Apr 22, 2020 12:25:35 PM

Thank you for helping provide cloth masks for Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC)!

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Iowa City ASC Receives National Recognition, CNOR Strong Designation

Posted by IowaCityASC on Feb 13, 2020 11:13:42 AM

Iowa City Ambulatory Surgery Center was just awarded the prestigious CNOR (R) Strong Designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI).

This honor is determined on an annual basis and is awarded to facilities in which 50% or more of their full-time nursing staff have achieved CNOR certification and the facility consistently recognizes and rewards nurses who achieved this designation. According to CCI, “Earning the CNOR designation is a mark of distinction and demonstrates a commitment to upholding the highest standards in patient safety.”

Additionally, “Research shows nurses who earn the CNOR credential have greater confidence in their clinical practice. Teams of CNOR-certified nurses who have mastered the standards of perioperative practice have been correlated to improved outcomes in surgical patients. We call that CNOR Strong.”

Iowa City ASC Medical Director, Thomas Simpson MD, FACS, said, "The CNOR certification program at the Iowa City ASC has been very productive for both the facility and the nursing staff. The nurses are actively engaged in continuing education that they can apply to their daily work. It has helped enhance a culture of progressive improvement and making high-quality care for our patients the core priority of the surgery center."

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Topics: News, why choose asc

Utilizing ASCs: Choosing Successful Outcomes

Posted by IowaCityASC on Sep 13, 2019 8:42:53 AM

Care providers have a lot to keep track of these days. There isn’t enough time in the day to give each patient every ounce of thoughtful attention they deserve, and many days it probably feels like you’re running on empty.

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Topics: why choose asc

Care Providers and Patient Rights: Empowering the Patient Experience

Posted by IowaCityASC on Sep 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Even as a care provider, you are a patient from time to time. When you’re receiving care, however, your experience is probably very different from the experiences of regular patients. Patients don’t have your experience in the world of healthcare, and that can often make their experience receiving care a bit more challenging.

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Topics: patient rights

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