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CMS Initiates Pilot of Infection Assessment & Prevention Improvement Surveys

Posted by Kim Steele on Mon, Feb 29, 2016

With a heightened focus on the growing issues with infection, specifically the Ebola Virus, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to begin a process of providing surveys and education across the healthcare continuum.  The intent of this process is to assist the industry with identifying issues with infection control practices and develop procedures to assist with prevention of cross contamination and the spread of disease. The initial primary focus of this plan will be nursing facilities and hospitals. CMS offered the following summary in a recent press release.

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Topics: CMS, Survey, Infection Prevention, Infections

Disrupt Infections: Building Community Immunity

Posted by Joanne Rader on Thu, Aug 06, 2015

Germs and infections are constantly in the news. Norovirus, bird flu, and the Ebola virus are examples. People fear going into a care setting and getting an infection. Health care workers are tuned into the need to prevent the transmission of the many dangerous and antibiotic resistant bacteria, such as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). 

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Topics: Infections, Immunity, SNF Infections

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