Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC, chief nursing officer for Surgical Information Systems, provides guidance to help ASC professionals interested in and planning to pursue the Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC) credential secure support for the endeavor from their governing board in a new column.
Geier's article appears on the CASC website and was included in the fall 2018 edition of the CASC newsletter.
In the piece, Geier makes the case for why ASC governing boards should allocate time during working hours for ASC professionals to prepare for the CASC exam and provide funding to help these professionals cover expenses associated with pursuing the credential. She advises CASC candidates to focus on areas that include the value of preparing for and taking the exam, benefits of meeting the annual requirements necessary to maintain the credential, and the trickle-down benefits for other members of the ASC team.
The CASC credential is described on the CASC website as "… a distinction earned by those in the ASC industry with a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge and skills that the role of an ASC administrator requires."