Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency
Mom was Right - the Answer is in Your Hands
Septicemia and urinary tract infections are identified as the primary reasons for patients to require care in a skilled nursing facility after a hospitalization. In the report, Adverse Events in Skilled Nursing Facilities (Levinson, D, & General, I, 2014), 26% of the adverse events identified for individuals entering nursing facilities were infection related. These two factors are key reasons why the changes to the Requirements of Participation focused on prevention and addressing infection control.