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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Rockingham County Rehabilitation Center's Infection Control Fair: An Engaging Approach to Education and Reinforcement

November 9th 2023

At the Rockingham County Rehabilitation Center's Infection Control Fair, innovative and interactive approaches, including demonstrations, quizzes, and engaging activities, significantly promoted infection prevention education, making learning a fun and informative experience.

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CDC's HICPAC Update: Impact on COVID-19, Pathogen Control, and Immunocompromised Safety in Health Care Settings

November 8th 2023

Hot Topics in IPC with Saskia v. Popescu, PhD, MPH, MA, CIC, FAPIC
Hot Topics in IPC: Influenza, COVID-19, and Mechanical Ventilation and Drug-Resistant Pathogens

November 3rd 2023

International Infection Prevention Week is observed every year in October, in which family members and health care professionals are reminded of the importance of infection prevention and control  (Adobe Stock 449539370 by Waseem Ali Khan)
INFECTION PREVENTION: A Poem for International Infection Prevention and Control Week

October 17th 2023

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Universal Decolonization Prevents Infection/Hospitalization According to Study's Results

October 16th 2023