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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Infection Control Worksheet, Proposed Changes and the Antibiotic Stewardship Program
August 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
Infection control is hit hard during a hospital survey. Every facility should have a full-working familiarity with the CMS interpretive guidelines as well as the proposed changes for assessing compliance with the infection control conditions of participation (CoPs).
This presentation will show how to be ready for surveyors and will provide a better understanding of the CMS infection control interpretive guidelines and worksheet. The speaker will also discuss the proposed infection control standards and changes, including the requirement to have an antibiotic stewardship program. Additionally, the speaker will review important CMS memos on infection control issues; Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) IV guidelines and safe injection practices issues; and other facets of this worksheet.
Because CMS infection control standards are the same for all hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs) are highly encouraged to attend this session as well.
At the conclusion of this session, the participants will be able to:
- Discuss the memos on infection control issues.
- Identify the infection control worksheet tracer on indwelling urinary catheters.
- Explain the CMS requirements for safe injection practices and sharps safety.
- Discuss the infection control worksheet section on hand hygiene tracer.
Infection control professionals including CNOs, CMOs, physicians, front-line nurses, nurse managers, supervisors and directors, infection control nurses and coordinators, nurse educators, hospital epidemiologists, performance improvement, risk management, and compliance and safety officers.
Sue Dill Calloway, President, Patient Safety and Health Care Education and Consulting
Sue Dill Calloway has been a nurse attorney and consultant for more than 30 years. Currently, she is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education & Consulting. She was previously the chief learning officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation.
The speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.
August 20; 5:00 p.m. MDT | Registration fees are for one (1) connection.