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Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections in Long-Term Care Coalition Resources

These resources provide vital information about infection prevention and control in long-term care facilities. This isn't a complete list. Many other groups and agencies can help.


Implementation Guides from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC):

  • Guide to Preventing Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections
  • Guide to Hand Hygiene Programs for Infection Prevention (2015)
  • Guide to Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (2014)
  • Guide to Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections (2013)
  • Guide to the Elimination of Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Transmission in Healthcare Settings (2010)
  • Guide to the Elimination of MRSA in the Long-Term Care Facility (2009)

Agencies and professional organizations

  • Interpretive Guidelines for Long Term Care Facilities (PDF) - See CFR § 483.80, Infection Control regulations F880 through F883 beginning on page 755
  • Nursing Homes
  • CMS QSO-20-29 (PDF): Interim Final Rule Updating Requirements for Notification of Confirmed and Suspected COVID-19 Cases Among Residents and Staff in Nursing Homes - F884 - F885
  • CMS QSO-20-38 (PDF): Interim Final Rule (IFC), CMS-3401-IFC, Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency related to Long-Term Care (LTC) Facility Testing Requirements - F886
  • CMS QSO-21-19 (PDF): Interim Final Rule - COVID-19 Vaccine Immunization Requirements for Residents and Staff - F887
  • CMS QSO-22-07 (PDF): Revised Guidance for the Interim Final Rule-Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination - F888

Infectious diseases

Toolkits and training

Webcast video links


Oxygen tubing

Stand-alone room air humidifier

Disclaimer about advisory council content

This content reflects the views and opinions of the advisory council. It may not reflect the official policy or position of DHS.

Last revised April 13, 2023