Why did you choose to join BASC?
When I was asked to join BASC, I was very flattered and considered it a time to give back to the organization and industry.
What is your favorite thing about being on BASC’s leadership board?
The ability to have input in increasing ASC staff participation in CASC and CAIP.
How has being a part of BASC helped you professionally?
Being a CASC has helped with my credibility in the industry as the knowledge about and the requirement for this certification has increased.
How do you think earning and maintaining the CAIP/CASC credential will benefit certificants and their ASC?
More ASC owners/employers are requiring/preferring CASC for Administrators. This certification gives a prospective employee a step up. It shows they have a commitment to knowing their job.
Infection control continues to be a scrutinized area for patient safety and nurses having CAIP demonstrate knowledge in this area. While certification is not yet required in every state, it certainly lends credibility to the recipient.
What advice would you give to those individuals who are considering becoming a certificant?
Review the handbook and review the supporting documentation. Determine gaps in your knowledge so you can plan on workshops or other educational opportunities to increase your knowledge is those gap areas.