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Minnesota's Infection Control Surveys for Assisted Living

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  • Purpose

    When the COVID-19 pandemic reached the state there was a heightened awareness of the supreme importance of having infection control and prevention protocols in place. Long-term care organizations already had guidance from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from which to work, but not so HWS/Assisted living providers in Minnesota. Given the explosion of COVID-19 cases in congregate settings like HWS/AL, the Minnesota Department of Health decided to adopt the CMS standards for focused infection control surveys for this group of providers. This webinar is designed to review and discuss infection prevention and control topics in a time of COVID-19.

    Learning Objectives

    • Discuss CMS’ infection control survey requirements in long-term care so you understand what your HWS/AL setting is going to be reviewed in a focused survey. • Refresh your knowledge as care center staff about focused infection control surveys. • Know how to improve your infection control policies and procedures so you can remain in compliance. • Receive essential strategies and best practices to prepare for focused infection control surveys.

    Presenter:

    Kari Everson, RN BSN MSN MHA LNHA, Director of Clinical Care & Clinical Consultant LeadingAge Minnesota, St. Paul and President of Euvoia Senior Care Consulting, Woodbury