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 web page is not intended as an exhaustive listing of all resources.

Advancing Excellence

Infections –Clostridium difficile

Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013

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

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

Greater New York Hospital Association: Antimicrobial Stewardship Project Toolkit

Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction Coalition Long-term Care Toolkit

Minnesota Antibiotic Resistance Collaborative: Judicious Antibiotic Use in Long Term Care Facilities Program

Pharmacist-Led Model of Antibiotic Stewardship in a Long-Term Care Facility

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

APIC

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

Infection Prevention and Control in the Long-Term Care Facility - July 2008

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

CDC

Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013

Antibiotic use in long-term care facilities

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

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

Hand Hygiene Interactive Education

Infection Control in Health Care Facilities – Seasonal Influenza

Infection Prevention during Blood Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Administration

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

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

NHSN – Tracking Infections in Long-term Care Facilities

Norovirus Information and Prevention Toolkit

Nursing Homes and Assisted Living

CMS

Interpretive Guidelines for Long Term Care Facilities- See 483.65, Infection Control (begins page 563) (PDF,  2.6 MB)

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

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

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

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 (PDF,  31 KB)

Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections in Long-Term Care Coalition - DQA Memo 12-016  (PDF,  110 KB)

Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections Use of a Catheter - Standard of Practice Resource - DQA Memo 12-002 (PDF,  43 KB)

Guidance for F371 - DQA Memo 11-033 (PDF,  80 KB)

Glucose Meters and Infection Control - DQA Memo 11-031 (PDF,  60 KB)

Resident Hand Hygiene in Nursing Homes - DQA Memo 11-025 (PDF,  82 KB)

Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Viral Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Wisconsin Long-Term Care Facilities - DQA Memo 10-033 (PDF,  69 KB)

Cleaning and Disinfecting Glucose Meters Shared Between Residents - DQA Memo 09-054 (PDF,  42 KB)

Webcast Presentation F441: Infection Control - Guidance to Surveyors - DQA Memo 09-053 (PDF,  56 KB)

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

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

FDA

Employee Health & Personal Hygiene Handbook

Influenza

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

Immunization Action Coalition Honor Roll for Patient Safety

Infection Control in Health Care Facilities – Seasonal Influenza

Long-Term Care and Other Residential Facilities Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist

Wisconsin’s Flu Resource

Multidrug Resistant Organisms

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

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

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

Disease Reporting

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

Management of Scabies Outbreaks in California Healthcare Facilities (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)

Scabies

Scabies Surveillance, Prevention and Control

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

Surveillance

NHSN – Tracking Infections in Long-term Care Facilities

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

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

Tools

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

CDC Norovirus Information and Prevention Toolkit

INTERACT Version 3.0 Tools for Nursing Homes

LTCF Rate Tracker (Excel,  60 KB)

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

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

Minnesota Antibiotic Resistance Collaborative: Judicious Antibiotic Use in Long Term Care Facilities Program

North Caroline Statewide Program for Infection Control & Epidemiology SPICEducation

Nursing Homes and Assisted Living

Wisconsin Clinical Resource Center

Tuberculosis

CDC Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005 (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

AMDA Choosing Wisely – Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

Clinical Uncertainties in the Approach to Long Term Care Residents With Possible Urinary Tract Infection

Development of Minimum Criteria for the Initiation of Antibiotics in Residents of Long?Term–Care Facilities: Results of a Consensus Conference Loeb Criteria

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

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

INTERACT CARE PATH Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

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

Use of a Catheter - Standard of Practice Resource

Surveillance for Urinary Tract Infections

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

Webcasts

Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriacae Webinar - July 17, 2013

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

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Last Revised: March 31, 2015