Long-Term Care

The Infection Control Today® chronic and long-term care facilities page provides news, updates, and guidance on tackling infection prevention in these unique environments, including nursing homes, skilled nursing centers, and assisted-living facilities. This page includes news on cleaning, disinfection, antibiotic stewardship, hand hygiene, isolation precautions, outbreak protocol, and more as administrators and infection prevention teams seek to curb outbreaks of pneumonia, influenza, Clostridioides difficile, urinary tract infections, and skin and soft tissue infections, among others.

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Intersection of Infection Prevention and Vascular Health: Insights From William Shutze, MD, FACS

July 3rd 2024

William Shutze, MD, FACS, discusses how infection prevention impacts vascular health, emphasizing key strategies and the role of vascular surgeons in maintaining vascular well-being.

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Updated CMS Recommendations for Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care

June 13th 2024

Mary L. Cole, MS, RN, CNRN, CCRN, SCRN, CIC
Enhancing Infection Control in Long-Term Care Facilities: The Impact of Dry Hydrogen Peroxide

June 4th 2024

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The Value of Certification in Infection Prevention and Control: Why Is it important?

May 14th 2024

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Enhanced Infection Prevention Needed in Health Care Facilities Amid Growing Pathogen Threats

April 19th 2024

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