Quality of care

CDC launches website that focuses on LTC providers

On January 23, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new website dedicated to infection control in long-term care facilities.

According to a CDC blog:

The past few years have brought heightened awareness of the important role of infection prevention programs and activities in long-term care settings, including nursing homes and assisted living. Navigating all the information available on infection prevention in healthcare facilities can be overwhelming, and it can be particularly difficult to locate available resources that are specific to long-term care settings.

This site organizes existing infection prevention guidance and resources into sections for clinical staff, infection prevention coordinators, and residents. Facilities can also directly access the new infection tracking system for long-term care facilities in CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network, and the innovative infection prevention tools and resources developed as part of the partnership between CDC and the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign (AE).

Visit the new site here: http://www.cdc.gov/longtermcare/