The Center for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), rolled out a 3-year phase-in period for their revised regulations in long-term care settings in 2016. The revised regulations require more robust infection control programs. The phase in-period ended in November of 2019, with the expectation that facilities be in full-compliance. This webinar will provide a review of the revised regulations for infection control and why it is important.
Participants will learn about:
• The epidemiologic important pathogens in the long-term setting, as well as emerging ones.
• The key steps needed to create an effective and successful environmental cleaning and disinfection program in the long-term care setting will be outlined, including risk assessment, needed policies and protocols, and staff education and competency.
• The properties of ideal disinfecting products.
Several tools such as risk assessment, protocols and cleaning responsibility grids will be provided that the participant can use in their respective facilities.
Doe Kley, RN, CIC, MPH, is a member of Clorox Healthcare’s R&D team. She first earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology before pursuing her nursing degree. Doe has nearly 20 years of acute care infection prevention experience working in large healthcare systems such as Intermountain Healthcare in Utah and Kaiser Permanente in California. In her current role, she provides consultative services using her clinical expertise, input and review of key materials to not only support marketing and sales, but also the development of practice tools.
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