Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care: Focus on the EnvironmentInfection Prevention in Long-Term Care: Focus on the Environment https://www.cloroxpro.com/resource-center/infection-prevention-in-long-term-care-focus-on-the-environment/ July 29, 2020 July 31, 2020 https://www.cloroxpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Facility-LongTermCare-175412535-GTY-RF-NurseWithSeniorWoman-RGB-i01.jpg
In 2016, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), rolled out a 3-year phase-in period for their revised regulations in long-term care settings. The revised regulations require more robust infection control programs. The phase in-period ended in November of 2019, with the expectation that facilities be in full-compliance. This webinar will provide a review of the revised regulations for infection control and why it is important.
Participants will learn about:
- The epidemiologic important pathogens in the long-term setting, as well as emerging ones.
- The key steps needed to create an effective and successful environmental cleaning and disinfection program in the long-term care setting will be outlined, including risk assessment, needed policies and protocols, and staff education and competency.
- The properties of ideal disinfecting products.
Several tools such as risk assessment, protocols and cleaning responsibility grids will be provided that the participant can use in their respective facilities.