Tag: infection control and prevention

Do you have enough infection prevention staff?

A new press release from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) states that results from two new studies conclude that healthcare systems, including long-term care and home health facilities, should have 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) infection prevention staff per 69 beds, indicating a greater IP need than the previously accepted standard […]

CMS and CDC collaborating on free training course for infection preventionist

In a memo addressed to State Survey Agency Directors on March 16, CMS announced their collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to create an online training course in infection control and prevention for long-term care staff. This free course will be available in Spring 2019 and is intended to provide specialized training in […]