The Long-Term Care Infection Prevention Role in Promoting Quality Care and Reducing Hospitalizations

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The Long-Term Care Infection Prevention Role in Promoting Quality Care and Reducing Hospitalizations

This Whitepaper explores the role of infection prevention in promoting quality care and reducing hospitalizations in the long-term care environment. There are a number of processes and infection prevention program assessments that may be able to decrease re-hospitalizations, and this whitepaper discusses several strategies that may be widely applied to skilled nursing facilities with the expectation of minimizing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and subsequent re-hospitalizations.

  • Explore how to reduce Infections, thereby reducing the potential for hospital readmissions
  • Review how to develop an annual written infection prevention plan and risk assessment
  • Learn how to collect and analyze data on readmissions due to infections