Tag: infection rates

Twice-weekly staff testing to be required for select SNFs

COVID-19 staff testing will be required twice-weekly at SNFs in 801 counties across the country under new federal regulations. CMS released a list of infection rates by county last week that will be used to determine the required frequency of staff testing. All facilities located in “red” counties will require tests twice-weekly, while facilities in […]

The Joint Commission and CDC conduct study to help reduce nursing home infection rates

The overall goal of a 12-month study being conducted by The Joint Commission’s Department of Health Services Research is to prevent health-care associated infections that occur in nursing homes. The study is supported by a research contract from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative. The CDC’s National Healthcare Safety […]