Clinical Staff Information
Nurses, medical providers, and therapists who work in nursing homes and assisted living facilities face a difficult task of managing the complex conditions affecting a person while simultaneously monitoring him/her for signs and symptoms of infections. The resources on this page include guidance documents and web links to resources on the common infections that occur in long-term care facilities and how to prevent them.
The Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes
American Board of Internal Medicine Choosing Wisely Resources
National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign C. difficile Fact sheets
CDC Expert Commentary
CDC Expert Commentary by Dr. Nimalie Stone – Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes
The following was presented at the Geriatric Medicine Multidisciplinary Conference for Rochester Patient Safety C. Difficile Prevention Collaborative in March 2014.
- Exploring Challenges with Urinary Tract Infection Management (video) and PowerPoint [PPT – 32 pages]
The following was presented in collaboration with American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANA) during a webinar in January 2014.
Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for LTCFs
- SHEA/APIC Guideline: Infection Prevention and Control in the Long-Term Care Facility [PDF – 450 KB]
- CDC/SHEA Surveillance Definitions of Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities: Revisiting the McGeer Criteria
- Antibiotic Stewardship Programs in Long-Term Care Facilities
For additional CDC guidelines for infection control in healthcare settings, visit the HICPAC Publications Page
Clinical Guidance on Evaluating and Managing Infections in LTCFs
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Resources
- Page last reviewed: November 3, 2017
- Page last updated: November 3, 2017
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