Infection Prevention

'We have to do better' on infection prevention, CMS official tells LTC nurse managers during new survey update

'We have to do better' on infection prevention, CMS official tells LTC nurse managers during new survey update

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Nursing homes's new survey routine seems to be going smoothly, about half a year in, but infection prevention problems continue to plague the field.

Studies reveal significantly higher need for infection preventionists in care settings

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Outdated coverage benchmarks are leading to severe gaps in infection preventionist staffing, according to results of a pair of studies recently in the American Journal of Infection Control.

CMS creating infection control course for Final Rule compliance

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A new, multi-day course is being designed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid to help nursing homes prepare for an infection preventionist requirement included in the revised Final Rules of participation.

Ask the Care Expert about ... infection prevention

Ask the Care Expert about ... infection prevention

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We are working hard on infection prevention at my facility. Do you have any ideas on how to really make staff think about how important they are to this process?

Ask The Care Expert: Sherri Dornberger

Ask The Care Expert: Sherri Dornberger

With all of the talk about infection prevention, I was wondering is there any literature or information on storing our updraft and oxygen tubing?

 Study shows reduced HAIs, airborne pathogens with in-room active UV-C system

Study shows reduced HAIs, airborne pathogens with in-room active UV-C system

It sounds like a bad joke: The problem with infections is that they're spreading.

15% of nursing homes receive infection deficiencies every year, study shows

As many as 15% of U.S. nursing homes are issued citations for deficient infection control practices per year, a new study asserts.