Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care: Focus on the Environment

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.