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Webcast Presentation
F441: Infection Control - Guidance to Surveyors

PDF Version of DQA 09-053  (PDF, 56 KB)

Date: December 11, 2009
To: Nursing Homes NH 27
From: Alfred C. Johnson, Director
Bureau of Technology, Licensing and Education
Via:

Otis Woods, Administrator
Division of Quality Assurance

The Division of Quality Assurance, Bureau of Technology, Licensing and Education, Education Services Section, is pleased to announce the availability of a taped web cast presentation titled, "F441: Infection Control - Guidance to Surveyors".

On July 20, 2009, CMS issued revisions to Appendix PP - Interpretive Guidelines for Long Term Care Facilities for F-tag 441. These updated guidelines became effective September 30, 2009.

Objectives:

  • Identify and describe the revisions to the interpretive guidelines for Infection Control.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the contents of the revised guidance to surveyors for F441.
  • Appropriately and accurately utilize the revised guidance and investigative protocol during the survey process.

Intended Audience:

Long-term care surveyors and nursing home providers.

Presenters:

Vicky Griffin, Nurse Consultant and Bob Huncosky, Nursing Home Program Specialist

Web Link:  http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/rl_dsl/Training/dqaWebcasts.htm

If you have any questions, please contact Vicky Griffin, DQA Nursing Consultant at Victoria.Griffin@dhs.wisconsin.gov.

 

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