Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in Long-Term Care Coalition Resources

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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 webpage is not intended as an exhaustive listing of all resources.

Select a category below to view the resources listed under that area.


Antibiotic Stewardship

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Division of Public Health (DPH) to include Disease Reporting

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Hand Hygiene


Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines

APIC Implementation Guides:

  • 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)

CDC Implementation of Personal Protective Equipment in Nursing Homes to Prevent Spread of Novel or Targeted Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs) also known as Enhanced Barrier Precautions

CDC Infection Control Guidelines


Legionella (Legionnaires' Disease)


Multidrug Resistant Organisms (MDROs) to include Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae CRE and C. difficile


Oxygen Tubing




Stand-Alone Room Air Humidifier




CME from CDC: What You Need to Know About Infection Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Medscape are launching a series of six CME/CE activities addressing the key issues surrounding infection prevention in healthcare facilities. The series includes:

  1. Risk Recognition in Healthcare Settings
  2. May: Environmental Services and Infection Prevention
  3. June: Recognizing Infection Risks in Medical Equipment
  4. July: Infection Transmission Risks Associated with Nonsterile Glove Use
  5. August: Infection Prevention: A Hierarchy of Controls Approach
  6. September: Injection Safety: A System Approach

These CME-/CE- certified activities are available on the Medscape website. You must be a registered Medscape member to access these CME/CE activities and registration is free. A new activity will be added each month.

Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

Joint Commission - Applying High Reliability Principles to Infection Prevention and Control in Long Term Care

Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors - Improving Evaluation of Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly: Collaborative on Antibiotic Stewardship for Seniors in Long Term Care

Minnesota Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Toolkit for Long-term Care Facilities

North Caroline Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE)

Nursing Homes and Assisted Living


Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)


Last Revised: April 11, 2022