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.
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CDC Expert Commentary by Dr. Nimalie Stone – Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homesexternal icon
The following was presented at the Geriatric Medicine Multidisciplinary Conference for Rochester Patient Safety C. Difficile Prevention Collaborative in March 2014.
- Strategies to promote appropriate treatment of urinary tract infections in older adultsexternal icon
- Exploring Challenges with Urinary Tract Infection Management (video)external icon and PowerPoint ppt icon[PPT – 32 pages]external icon
The following was presented in collaboration with American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANA) during a webinar in January 2014.
- SHEA/APIC Guideline: Infection Prevention and Control in the Long-Term Care Facility pdf icon[PDF – 32 pages]external icon
- CDC/SHEA Surveillance Definitions of Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities: Revisiting the McGeer Criteriaexternal icon
- Antibiotic Stewardship Programs in Long-Term Care Facilitiesexternal icon
For additional CDC guidelines for infection control in healthcare settings, visit the HICPAC Publications Page
- CMS Nursing Home Compendium 2015 Edition pdf icon[PDF – 251 pages]external icon
- Additional Nursing Home Data from CMSexternal icon
- CMS State Operations Manual, including Appendix PP. Interpretive Guidelines for Long-Term Care Facilities, F-Tag 441: Infection Controlexternal icon
- CMS Requirements for Participation October, 2016 pdf icon[PDF – 185 pages]external icon