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Long-Stay Influenza Vaccine Quality Measure Overview

This document provides an overview of the influenza quality measure, MDS coding requirements, and more.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vaccine Schedules Mobile App

This app provides quick access to information about vaccines and dosages for healthcare professionals. It features information on contraindications and precautions; recommended vaccines for adults by age group and by medical conditions, immunization education and training, and much more. The app is available for free on Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.

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Toolkit: Reduce CAUTI and Other HAIs

This is an Agency for Healthcare and Research (AHRQ) Toolkit To Reduce CAUTI and other Healthcare AssociatedInfections (HAIs) in Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities and can be used to help LTCs reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) and improve practices to prevent HAIs.

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Hand Hygiene, Glove Use, and Preventing Transmission of C. difficile

This is a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website where they offer two education courses for healthcare providers on hand hygiene.

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MDS Coding Guidelines for Urinary Tract Infections

This handout provides Minimum Data Set (MDS) coding guidelines for urinary tract infections (UTIs).

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Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections

This HSAG-created resource video explains how through a strange twist of fate Allison Main became infected with C. difficile. Her story, and the advice of several medical experts will help you to understand and hopefully prevent what can be a deadly illness.

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When Should I Use An Antibiotic? (Patient Waiting Room-Casual)

This HSAG-created resource video aims to help increase the knowledge and awareness of appropriate antibiotic use with patients. The goal is to educate patients on the difference between viral and bacterial infections and when antibiotics are appropriate for treatment.

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When Should I Use An Antibiotic? (Patient Waiting Room)

This HSAG-created resource video aims to help increase the knowledge and awareness of appropriate antibiotic use with patients. The goal is to educate patients on the difference between viral and bacterial infections and when antibiotics are appropriate for treatment.

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Additional Clostridium difficile Information

This is a webpage that contains additional Clostridium difficile information, prevention strategies, and tools and resources.

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Nursing Home Training Sessions

This is an introduction to a set of training sessions aimed to provide NH leaders with training materials that can be used to enhance understanding of important concepts and practices that promote stewardship and C. difficile prevention, and provide information, tools, and resources to take action...

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CDC Training on Antibiotic Stewardship

This interactive web-based activity is the first of four sections designed to help clinicians optimize antibiotic use to combat antibiotic resistance and improve healthcare quality and patient safety. This course will include information about antibiotic resistance and threats and a detailed...

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2017 CDI Clinical Practice Guidelines

2017 update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) of the 2010 clinical practice guideline on Clostridium difficult infection (CDI) in adults. 

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Clostridium difficile Infection Tracer and Assessment Tool

This CDI tracer worksheet helps you/your facility identify CDI risk factors and areas of improvement.

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Hand Hygiene Performance Improvement Tool

This excel workbook is intended to be used to track and trend hand hygiene compliance scores over time and target areas for improvement.

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Hand Hygiene Performance Improvement Tool Instructions

This handout provides instructions on how to use the Hand Hygiene Performance Improvement Tool to track and trend hand hygiene compliance scores over time and target areas for improvement.

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Antimicrobial Resistance and Use (Web on Demand)

The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is used for healthcare facility reporting of adverse events, primarily healthcare associated infections. NHSN educational activities are designed to educate healthcare personnel on how to measure, validate, interpret, and respond to data relevant to...

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Hand Hygiene, Glove Use, and Preventing Transmission of C. Difficile (Web on Demand)

This activity is designed to close existing knowledge gaps in the healthcare population, which contribute to low hand hygiene and glove use adherence across US healthcare settings. Increasing motivation for healthcare providers to complete educational offerings on hand hygiene and glove use will...

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Infection Preventionist Recorded Webinar Series

This six-part webinar series on infection prevention for long-term care is present by Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network. Each webinar in the series is about  thirty minutes in length.

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Infection Preventionist Recorded Webinar Series PowerPoint Handouts

This is the PowerPoint presentation handouts that go with the six-part webinar series on infection prevention for long-term care presented by Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network.

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Have You Met the CDC Core Elements of AS?

This handout provides tips on how to determine if your facility has met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship.

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Employee Immunization Awareness Campaign Checklist

This checklist will help your facility prepare for the flu season with action items starting in July and August.

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Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool for LTCFs

This tool, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is intended to assist in the assessment of infection control programs and practices in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

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Partnering to Heal: Teaming up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections

Partnering to Heal is a complementary computer-based video-simulation training program, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on infection control practices for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates. The training focuses on prevention of HAIs.

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Change Package: All-Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes

This Change Package aims to serve as a key resource to prevent harm (adverse events, abuse, and neglect) and improve quality of life through safer care for nursing home residents across the country.

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Infection Preventionist Training

This is a webpage that provides no-cost infection prevention and control (IPC) training for individuals responsible for IPC programs in nursing homes so they can effectively implement their programs and ensure adherence to recommended practices by front-line staff members.

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