HealthLeaders Media September 16, 2022
Jasmyne Ray

Stricter controls ‘will help people move more gracefully toward the end of life,’ infection control industry leader says.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

– The CMS recommends that nursing homes at least have a part-time infection preventionist working on-site.

– The pandemic has put a new focus on the importance of infection prevention as a discipline within the industry.

– APIC is working to bolster education opportunities for those interested in infection prevention, as well as defining the role with the department of labor.

Infection control tended to be part of a list of responsibilities in most nursing homes, but now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring facilities to have at least a part-time infection preventionist on-site, that...

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