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Long Term Care : Infection Prevention Information

 

 

 Infection Control Links 

Definitions and Surveillance

CDC NHSN Definitions of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) 2008

http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/PDFs/pscManual/17pscNosInfDef_current.pdf

 

McGeer definitions for long term care, 1996

http://www.premierinc.com/safety/topics/guidelines/downloads/25_itcdefs-91.pdf

 

DHMH Public Health Guidelines (includes gastrointestinal and respiratory outbreaks, scabies, varicella, Clostridium difficile, multidrug resistant organisms, etc.)

http://ideha.dhmh.maryland.gov/SitePages/guidelines.aspx

 

Regulations Pertaining to Infection Control

DHMH-Code of Maryland Regulations-10.07.02.21-Comprehensive Care Facilities and Extended Care Facilities, Infection Control Sections 2005; Search in :

http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/seachall.aspx

CMS Interpretive Guidelines for long term care facilities, 2009;

F Tag 441, Infection Control

https://www.cms.gov/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/downloads/SCLetter09_54.pdf