'We have to do better' on infection prevention, CMS official tells LTC nurse managers during new survey updateJune 29, 2018
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.
Outdated coverage benchmarks are leading to severe gaps in infection preventionist staffing, according to results of a pair of studies recently in the American Journal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.
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.
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?
With all of the talk about infection prevention, I was wondering is there any literature or information on storing our updraft and oxygen tubing?
It sounds like a bad joke: The problem with infections is that they're spreading.
As many as 15% of U.S. nursing homes are issued citations for deficient infection control practices per year, a new study asserts.