New CDC Website on Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care
February 14, 2014 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a website on infection prevention and control in long-term care. Aimed at nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted-living facilities, the website includes information for staff and residents. Information for clinical staff includes links to clinical guidelines, CDC presentations, and reports of outbreaks in long-term care facilities. Information for residents includes a fact sheet, patient safety tips, information on specific types of infections, and a link to Nursing Home Compare.