Infection Control

Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) is available to assist you with Infection Control. HHI can provide a focused review of the critical elements associated with the prevention of the transmission of COVID-19 and to determine whether the facility is implementing proper infection prevention and control practices to prevent the development and transmission of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases and infections.

  • Policy and Procedures
  • Education and Training
  • Auditing and Monitoring

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted areas of opportunity related to infection control nursing homes.   Per CMS, 40% of nursing homes nationwide were cited for infection control problems prior to COVID-19.  The 2013-2017 Federal data shows that 82% of nursing homes inspected received at least one deficiency related to Infection Control.

 

“We are absolutely committed to a renewed emphasis on infection control problems.”

Mark Parkinson, President of AHCA 

 

“Infection control requires constant attention and oversight.  It IS the focus of 2020.”

Kris Mastrangelo, President and CEO of Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)

 

HHI Specialist will review for: 

 

  • The overall effectiveness of the Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP) including IPCP policies and procedures;
  • Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions;
  • Quality of resident care practices, including those with COVID-19 (laboratory-positive case), if applicable;
  • Surveillance plan;
  • Visitor entry and facility screening practices;
  • Education, monitoring, and screening practices of staff;
  • Facility policies and procedures to address staffing issues during emergencies, such as transmission of COVID-19; and
  • How the facility informs residents, their representatives, and families of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases in the facility.

Compliance of the following domains: 

  1. Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions (TBPs)
  2. General Standard Precautions
  3. Hand Hygiene
  4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  5. Transmission-Based Precautions
  6. Resident Care
  7. IPCP Standards, Policies and Procedures
  8. Infection Surveillance
  9. Visitor Entry
  10. Education, Monitoring, and Screening of Staff
  11. Reporting to Residents, Representatives, and Families
  12. Reporting to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  13. Emergency Preparedness (Staffing in Emergencies)

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