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Infection Control Program In LTCF. Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section Office of Public Health Louisiana Dept of Health & Hospitals 800-256-2748 www.infectiousdisease.dhh.louisiana.gov Your taxes at work. Requirements / Reommendations for Infection Control Program.

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Infection Control Program

In LTCF

Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section

Office of Public Health

Louisiana Dept of Health & Hospitals

800-256-2748

www.infectiousdisease.dhh.louisiana.gov

Your taxes at work

requirements reommendations for infection control program
Requirements /Reommendations for Infection Control Program
  • Skilled Nursing: 1987 Omnibus Reconciliation Budget Act (OBRA)
  • Nursing Homes: Medicare & Medicaid. Requirements for LTCF

-HCFA. Final rule. Fed. Register 1991; 56:48826-80

  • Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens—OSHA. Final rule. Fed Regist 1991;56:64004-182.
  • Friedman C et al 1999. Requirements for infrastructure and essential activities of infection control and epidemiology in out-of-hospital settings: a consensus panel report. APIC/SHEA. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 1999;20: 695-705.
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Scope of Infection ControlPrevention of Hospital Acquired (Nosocomial) Infections

IC COMMITTEE

IC POLICIES

  • STANDARD PRECAUTIONS
    • Handwashing
    • Barrier precautions
    • Sharps disposal
  • SURVEILLANCE
    • Nosocomial infection
    • Surveillance system
    • Antibiotic sensitivity

ISOLATION

PRECAUTIONS

  • COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL IN HOSPITAL
    • Reporting of disease
    • MRSA….
    • Preventive treatment of exposed
  • ENVIRONMENTAL
  • CONTROL
    • Physical facility
    • Patient care equipment
    • Water, Air, Food
    • Solid waste, Liquid waste
  • SPECIAL PROCEDURES
    • Cardiovascular access lines
    • Wound care
    • Urinary catheterArtificialventilation ….
  • EMPLOYEE HEALTH
    • CD Reporting
    • HBV screening & immunization
    • BBFE
    • TB
    • MMR, Varicella
    • Work restriction
    • Prophylactic Rx: Mng, Pert, TB, HAV, HBV, HIV

STERILIZATION

IC supports CSS

(Central Sterilization & Supply)

HOUSEKEEPING

LINEN

infection preventionist ic committee
Infection Preventionist& IC Committee
  • Responsible for directing infection control
  • Familiar with LTCF & resident care problems
  • Written job description of IC duties
  • With sufficient time and administrative support
  • Sufficient IC knowledge base to carry out responsibilities
  • Canada’s recommends 1 IP /150 to 250 long term beds