As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services resumes onsite surveys and flu season approaches, it is imperative for nursing homes to prepare for increased oversight of their entire Infection prevention and control programs — beyond COVID-19 — to avoid penalties and stay compliant.
A special McKnight’s webinar Nov. 5 will highlight what is on the legislative horizon and discuss how to use data found within the EHR to identify early onsets of infectious disease, establish best practices for antibiotic stewardship surveillance, and simplify reporting requirements outlined in the CMS Requirements of Participation (RoPs).
Attendees can earn one continuing education credit for the hour long session, which will feature Rosie Lyles, M.D., director of clinical affairs at Medline, and Cheryl Scalzo, RN, clinical accounts manager at Real Time Medical Systems.
By the end of the webinar, attendees will have learned how to identify early warning signs of infectious disease, days before testing results are available; understand the components that the CDC’s Antibiotic Stewardship requirements have on IPC programs; and strategies to develop and maintain a successful Antibiotic Stewardship Program.
The session will be moderated by McKnight’s Long-Term Care News Executive Editor James M. Berklan and is sponsored by Medline.
To learn more or to register, go here.