Tracking Infections in Long-term Care Facilities

Nurse and patient in a long-term care setting

Eliminating infections, many of which are preventable, is a significant way to improve care and decrease costs. CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network provides long-term care facilities with a customized system to track infections in a streamlined and systematic way. When facilities track infections, they can identify problems and track progress toward stopping infections. On the national level, data entered into NHSN will gauge progress toward national healthcare-associated infection goals.

NHSN’s long-term care component is ideal for use by: nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, chronic care facilities, and assisted living and residential care facilities

C. difficile, MRSA

Surveillance for C. difficile, MRSA, and other Drug-resistant Infections

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs

UTI

Surveillance for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs

Prevention Process Measures – Hand Hygiene, Gloves and Gown Adherence

Surveillance for Prevention Process Measures – Hand Hygiene, Gloves and Gown Adherence

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs

Healthcare Personnel Exposure

Surveillance for Healthcare Personnel Exposure

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs

Healthcare Personnel Vaccination

Surveillance for Healthcare Personnel Vaccination

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs

newsletter

Newsletters & Archived Communications

Record of archived newsletters and e-mail communications, which are meant to inform Long-term Care Facilities (LTCFs) of trending issues, frequently asked questions, protocol and application updates, deadlines and breaking news that may have been missed.