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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Updated CMS Recommendations for Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care

June 13th 2024

Enhanced barrier precautions (EBP) in nursing homes are vital to prevent multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) transmission, address antimicrobial resistance, and ensure resident safety and well-being.

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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Navigating Clostridioides difficile Testing Guidelines: Addressing Adherence Challenges in Health Care Settings

April 18th 2024