CMS updates LTC survey process documents

Mary MadisonIndustry, Secure NewsLeave a Comment

Late last week, CMS posted updates to 2 components of the survey process: #1 is a regulatory reference correction found in both the Word and PDF versions of CMS-20054.  These are found in the LTC Survey Pathways .zip file. #2 is also a regulatory reference correction found in the COVID-19 Focused Survey … Read More

Recent updated COVID-19 guidance

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The CDC updated the Preparing for COVID-19 in Nursing Homes website on June 25, 2020 The CDC also updated Clinical Questions about COVID-19 (Health Care Workers) on June 28, 2020.  This website does not provide a summary of what’s new so please check it out and bookmark for future reference. In Case You Missed … Read More

Infection prevention/control training: What your SNF needs to do NOW

Melina HalikiasCOVID webinar, COVID-19, Secure News, TrainingLeave a Comment

Overall, nursing homes in the U.S. have done well at keeping COVID-19 out of their facilities but we still have lots of work to do in terms of infection prevention and control in our facilities. The statistics are sobering – to date, approximately 26,000 residents and 450 LTC workers have died … Read More

Missed the first session of May 28, 2020, national NH training series?

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Today’s session for Establishing an Infection Prevention Program and Conducting Ongoing Infection Surveillance in the Nursing Home (registration filled rapidly for this session) was a great kickoff for this series of eight (8) one-hour sessions every Thursday from 4pm to 5pm (ET) through July 16th to provide training for infection … Read More