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Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)
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These resources are designed to provide key information about infection prevention and control resources for use in the long-term care environment. This web page is not intended as an exhaustive listing of all resources.

Advancing Excellence

Infections – Clostridium difficile (exit DHS)

Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013 (exit DHS)

Antimicrobial Stewardship Resource Chart - P-00319 (PDF, 45 KB)

Development of Minimum Criteria for the Initiation of Antibiotics in Residents of Long‐Term–Care Facilities: Results of a Consensus Conference Loeb Criteria (exit DHS)

Effect of a multifaceted intervention on number of antimicrobial prescriptions for suspected urinary tract infections in residents of nursing homes: cluster randomised controlled trial Modified Loeb Criteria (exit DHS)

Greater New York Hospital Association: Antimicrobial Stewardship Project Toolkit (exit DHS)

Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction Coalition Long-term Care Toolkit (exit DHS)

Minnesota Antibiotic Resistance Collaborative: Judicious Antibiotic Use in Long Term Care Facilities Program (exit DHS)

Ten Clinical Situations in Long-Term Care for Which Antibiotics are Often Prescribed but Rarely Necessary (exit DHS)

APIC

Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the Long-Term Care Facility, 2009 (exit DHS, PDF, 674 KB)

Infection Prevention and Control in the Long-Term Care Facility - July 2008 (exit DHS)

Recommended practices for surveillance: Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), Inc., 2007 (exit DHS, PDF, 181 KB)

CDC

Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013 (exit DHS)

Antibiotic use in long-term care facilities (exit DHS)

CDC Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005 (exit DHS, PDF, 4.2 MB)

Clinical Reminder: Use of Fingerstick Devices on More than One Person Poses Risk for Transmitting Bloodborne Pathogens (exit DHS)

Hand Hygiene Interactive Education (exit DHS)

Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs) Long-Term Care Settings (exit DHS)

Infection Control in Health Care Facilities – Seasonal Influenza (exit DHS)

Infection Prevention during Blood Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Administration (exit DHS)

Inter-Facility Infection Control Transfer Form (exit DHS, PDF, 176 KB)

Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms In Healthcare Settings, 2006 (exit DHS, PDF, 234 KB)

NHSN – Tracking Infections in Long-term Care Facilities (exit DHS)

Norovirus Information and Prevention Toolkit (exit DHS)

Nursing Homes and Assisted Living (exit DHS)

CMS

Interpretive Guidelines for Long Term Care Facilities- See 483.65, Infection Control (begins page 560) (exit DHS, PDF, 2.6 MD)

Survey & Certification Letter 13-09 – Clarification of Interpretive Guidance at F Tag F441 – Laundry and Infection Control (exit DHS, PDF 74 KB)

Survey & Certification Letter 12-30 – Use of Insulin Pens in Health Care Facilities (exit DHS, PDF, 108 KB)

Survey & Certification Letter 03-02 - Change in Requirement for Signed Physician's Order for Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccine (exit DHS)

Definitions and Surveillance

NHSN – Tracking Infections in Long-term Care Facilities (exit DHS)

Recommended practices for surveillance: Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), Inc., 2007 (exit DHS, PDF, 181 KB)

Surveillance Definitions of Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities: Revisiting the McGeer Criteria (exit DHS, PDF, 261 KB)

Virginia Department of Health HAI Surveillance website (exit DHS)

DPH

Disease Reporting

HAI Prevention

Reporting, prevention and control of acute respiratory illness outbreaks in long-term care facilities

Wisconsin Division of Public Health CRE Prevention Toolkit

Wisconsin Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Antibiotic Resistant Organisms in Health Care Settings - P-42513 (PDF, 186 KB)

DQA

Tool Kit for Implementing Single Patient Use Glucose Meters in Long-Term Facilities - DQA Memo 13-007   (PDF, 49 KB)

Results of the Long Term Care Baseline Prevention Practices Assessment Online Survey - DQA Memo 13-006  

Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections in Long-Term Care Coalition - DQA Memo 12-016 

Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections Use of a Catheter - Standard of Practice Resource - DQA Memo 12-002 

Guidance for F371 - DQA Memo 11-033

Glucose Meters and Infection Control - DQA Memo 11-031

Resident Hand Hygiene in Nursing Homes - DQA Memo 11-025

Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Viral Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Wisconsin Long-Term Care Facilities - DQA Memo 10-033 (PDF, 290 KB)

Cleaning and Disinfecting Glucose Meters Shared Between Residents - DQA Memo 09-054

Webcast Presentation F441: Infection Control - Guidance to Surveyors - DQA Memo 09-053

Antimicrobial Stewardship Resource Chart - P-00319 (PDF, 45 KB)

UTI Resource Chart - P-00316 (PDF, 98 KB)

FDA

Employee Health & Personal Hygiene Handbook (exit DHS)

Influenza

CMS Survey & Certification Letter 03-02 - Change in Requirement for Signed Physician's Order for Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccine (exit DHS)

Immunization Action Coalition Honor Roll for Patient Safety (exit DHS)

Infection Control in Health Care Facilities – Seasonal Influenza (exit DHS)

Long-Term Care and Other Residential Facilities Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist (exit DHS)

Wisconsin’s Flu Resource (exit DHS)

Multidrug Resistant Organisms

2012 CRE Toolkit - Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) (exit DHS)

Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms In Healthcare Settings, 2006 (exit DHS, PDF, 234 KB)

Minnesota Department of Health Recommendations for the Management of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Long-term Care Facilities (exit DHS)

Minnesota Guideline for Management of Antimicrobial Resistant Organisms in Long-Term Care Facilities, 2004 (exit DHS)

Wisconsin Division of Public Health CRE Prevention Toolkit

Wisconsin Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Antibiotic Resistant Organisms in Health Care Settings - P-42513 (PDF, 186 KB)

Outbreaks

CDC Interim Guidance for Influenza Outbreak Management in Long-Term Care Facilities (exit DHS)

Disease Reporting

Hospitalizations and Mortality Associated With Norovirus Outbreaks in Nursing Homes, 2009-2010 (exit DHS, PDF, 378 KB)

Management of Scabies Outbreaks in California Healthcare Facilities (exit DHS, PDF, 149 KB)

Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Viral Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Wisconsin Long-Term Care Facilities

Reporting, prevention and control of acute respiratory illness outbreaks in long-term care facilities (updated annually) (PDF, 126 KB)

Pertussis

Wisconsin Immunization Program - Pertussis (whooping cough) (exit DHS)

Scabies

Scabies Surveillance, Prevention and Control (exit DHS)

Prevention And Control of Scabies in California Long-Term Care Facilities (exit DHS, PDF, 142 KB)

Tools

2012 CRE Toolkit - Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) (exit DHS)

CDC Norovirus Information and Prevention Toolkit (exit DHS)

INTERACT Version 3.0 Tools for Nursing Homes (exit DHS)

Tool Kit for Implementing Single Patient Use Glucose Meters in Long-Term Facilities (PDF, 49 KB)

Wisconsin Division of Public Health CRE Prevention Toolkit

Training

Gundersen Health System Infection Prevention & Control Training Program (exit DHS)

Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors - Improving Evaluation & Treatment of UTI in the Elderly: Antibiotic Stewardship in Long Term Care and Hospitals (exit DHS)

Minnesota Antibiotic Resistance Collaborative: Judicious Antibiotic Use in Long Term Care Facilities Program (exit DHS)

North Caroline Statewide Program for Infection Control & Epidemiology SPICEducation (exit DHS)

Nursing Homes and Assisted Living (exit DHS)

Wisconsin Clinical Resource Center (exit DHS)

Tuberculosis

CDC Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005 (exit DHS, PDF, 4.2 MB)

From Routine to Risk-Based: Tuberculosis Testing (PDF, 113 KB)

Interpretation of answers to TB risk Screening (PDF, 26 KB)

Positive Tuberculin Skin Test (PDF, 170 KB)

Positive Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) for TB - What Next? (PDF, 210 KB)

Risk-based Tuberculosis Screening Questionaire (PDF, 117 KB)

TB Triage: A tool to evaluate patients for possible active pulmonary tuberculosis (PDF, 39 KB)

Tuberculosis Risk Assessment for Facility Residents and Staff (handout at Focus 2012) (PDF, 267 KB)

WI Tuberculosis Program

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

AGS Choosing Wisely – Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question (exit DHS)

AMDA Choosing Wisely – Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question (exit DHS)

Clinical Uncertainties in the Approach to Long Term Care Residents With Possible Urinary Tract Infection (exit DHS)

Development of Minimum Criteria for the Initiation of Antibiotics in Residents of Long‐Term–Care Facilities: Results of a Consensus Conference Loeb Criteria (exit DHS)

Effect of a multifaceted intervention on number of antimicrobial prescriptions for suspected urinary tract infections in residents of nursing homes: cluster randomised controlled trial Modified Loeb Criteria (exit DHS)

Guide to Preventing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (PDF, 2.8 MB)

Improving the Management of Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Homes: It’s Time To Stop the Tail From Wagging the Dog (exit DHS)

INTERACT CARE PATH Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) (exit DHS)

Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors - Improving Evaluation & Treatment of UTI in the Elderly: Antibiotic Stewardship in Long Term Care and Hospitals (exit DHS)

Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections Use of a Catheter - Standard of Practice Resource - DQA Memo 12-002

Surveillance for Urinary Tract Infections (exit DHS)

UTI Resource Chart - P-00316 (PDF, 98 KB)

Webcasts

Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriacae Webinar - July 17, 2013 (exit DHS)

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Data: Why Do We Need It, What Does It Mean, How Can We Use It? - November 29, 2012

Infection Surveillance in LTC - November 29, 2012

DQA-Intervention to Nursing Home Physicians and Staff – July 18, 2011

An Ounce of Prevention: Creating Effective Immunization Programs - November 23, 2010

F441: Infection Control – Guidance to Surveyors – December 3, 2009

Influenza Immunization of Health Care Workers – October 22, 2009

Return to the main Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in Long-Term Care Coalition web page.

Last Updated: September 30, 2014