Infection Control Program for Long Term Care

2019 Fifth Edition Book and CD, 171 pages

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Complete Long Term Care Infection Control Program

Includes current:

RAI Manual Updates, Surveyor Guidelines and Federal Regulatory Changes

Tracking and Audit Forms, Policies and Procedures

Inservices for Standard Precautions and Infectious Diseases

Infection Program Oversight, Antibiotic Stewardship

 Bonus Section: 23 Skilled Charting Guidelines

And much more!  

Does not contain material specific to Covid-19 due to frequently changing information and resources related to Covid-19 infection control practices and recommendations. Refer to the links above for the latest Covid-19 CMS and CDC guidelines.

 Infection Control Long Term Care Samples

Table of Contents

Tracheostomy Care Policy and Procedure

Urinary Catheter Audit

Resident Infection Report

Skilled Charting Guidelines Cardiac Care

Skilled Charting Guideline for Tube Feeding

CMS Plan for Coronavirus Prevention in Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Survey Changes and Coronavirus

CDC Strategies for Preventing Spread of Coronavirus in Nursing Homes

OBRA 1987 regulations mandate that all long term care nursing facilities must have an Infection Control for long term care program. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS,  states that infections are a significant source of morbidity and mortality for long term care residents and account for up to half of all resident transfers to hospitals.

It is estimated that an average of 1.6 to 3.8 infections per resident occur annually. According to CMS, infections result in an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 hospital admissions per year at an estimated cost of $673 million to $2 billion annually. When a long term care resident is hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of infection, the death rate can reach as high as 40 percent.

This Infection Control for Long Term Care manual gives information and forms to implement a complete infection control for long term care program.

It includes the latest CMS regulations on infection control for long term care, a job description for the infection control nurse, and information on coding infections on the MDS 3.0.

Included in the forms are nursing policies and procedures and nursing inservices for training long term care staff in infection prevention practices.

The auditing and tracking forms will facilitate the task of preventing and monitoring infections in the facility.

Forms in the Infection Control Long Term Care manual comply with the change to MDS 3.0 and with all of the federal regulations and guidelines updated during the past year.

All of the forms and nursing care plans in the book are included on the CD so they can be saved to a computer whenever needed. By adding or deleting entries, the forms and care plans can be made resident specific.

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