CMS COVID-19 Training for Frontline Nursing Home Staff and Managers Updated

Modules 3 and 6 in the Targeted COVID-19 Training for Frontline Nursing Home Staff and Managers at the Quality, Safety & Education Portal (QSEP) online training from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have been updated. Module 3: Cleaning the Nursing Home benefits for nursing home staff: ♦ Module 6: Basic Infection …

May 30 CMS/QIO Webinar: Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Payment Challenges

The commercialization of COVID-19 vaccines following the end of the public health emergency has led to vaccine payment challenges for nursing homes. Join the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to hear directly from a Medicare payment expert, learn how …

APIC Infection Preventionist Career Development and Advancement Guide

The Infection Preventionist Career Development and Advancement Guide was developed by the APIC Professional Development Committee as a comprehensive resource to facilitate recruitment, retention, and promotion of infection preventionists (IPs) in the changing field of infection prevention and control (IPC). The full guide is available free to members here: https://apic.org/professional-practice/infection-preventionist-career-development-and-advancement-guide/ …

CDC NHSN HCP & Resident Vaccination Module

Long-term care facilities can track weekly vaccination data for residents and healthcare personnel (HCP) through NHSN. April 2024 Updates Person-Level COVID-19 Vaccination Forms – Instructions and Guidance Documents INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPORTING PERSON-LEVEL VACCINATION DATA Person-Level COVID-19 Vaccination Data – CSV Data Import VARIABLE DESCRIPTION AND FILE LAYOUT FOR RESIDENTS AND …

CDC: COVID-19 Vaccination of Nursing Home Residents, and Rates of SARS-CoV-2 Infection/Hospitalization

COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage, and Rates of SARS-CoV-2 Infection and COVID-19–Associated Hospitalization Among Residents in Nursing Homes — National Healthcare Safety Network, United States, October 2023–February 2024 Weekly / April 18, 2024 / 73(15);339–344 Summary What is already known about this topic? Nursing home residents are at increased risk for severe COVID-19. …

CMS QSO Memo: Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes to Prevent Spread of MDROs

Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes to Prevent Spread of Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDROs) Memo #QSO-24-08-NH Posting Date 2024-03-20 Fiscal Year 2024 Memorandum Summary • CMS is issuing new guidance for State Survey Agencies and long term care (LTC) facilities on the use of enhanced barrier precautions (EBP) to align with nationally accepted …

NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines: Final Version

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the National Institutes of Health assembled a panel of experts to provide practical recommendations for health care providers. For close to 4 years, the COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel (the Panel) has critically reviewed the growing body of research data on COVID-19 and …

OIG: Lessons Learned During the Pandemic Can Help Improve Care in Nursing Homes

Issued on 02/26/2024 | Posted on 02/29/2024 | Report number: OEI-02-20-00492 Report Materials Full Report (PDF, 1.5 MB) Why OIG Did This Review Nursing home residents and staff have been especially impacted by the COVID‑19 pandemic. Now, it is critical to learn from what happened in nursing homes and take steps to better protect residents and staff during …

TIP: CDC and CMS Present Stories from the Field Immunization Strategies for Long-Term Care Webinar

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are hosting a joint webinar to share stories directly from nursing home teams that have developed successful strategies to overcome COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and fatigue, schedule onsite vaccination clinics, and address staff turnover …

CDC NHSN LTCF COVID-19/Respiratory Pathogens Vaccination Module Page UPDATED

Long-term care facilities can track weekly vaccination data for residents and healthcare personnel (HCP) through NHSN. January 2024 Updates Training Updates to Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Data Reporting: Long-term Care Facilities – January 2024 Slideset [PDF – 1,015 KB] Data Collection Forms and Instructions COVID-19 Vaccination Data Collections Forms Note: All data …