Two months into Phase 3 of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ latest Medicare rules of participation provisions, nursing homes are well-versed in stricter infection control rules around antibiotic prescribing. With those new rules comes a new required role, an infection preventionist, that will require challenging staff mandates. Experts offer sage advice for navigating the changes ahead.
Our maintenance crew mops bathrooms and some of our lobby common areas. They post “Caution: wet floor” signs. Are we still liable to a resident or visitor who falls in these areas? Similarly, we clear snow and ice around our entrances. But do we have liability if we do not remove snow and ice?