This webinar was recorded October 17, 2019 and features Doe Kley – Senior Infection Preventionist, Clorox Healthcare R&D and Karl Seagren – Product Consultant, Direct Supply.
By the year 2030, one in every five people in the Unites States will be 65 years of age or older, and most will need Long Term Care services at some point in their lives. An increasing need for Long Term Care services creates a greater need for robust infection control programs, including cleaning and disinfection protocols, to prevent infections and outbreaks in these settings. In response, legislation has resulted in revised infection control regulations for Long Term Care communities, making infection control necessary rather than optional.
In this webinar, we will review unique infection control and cleaning challenges in Long Term Care communities and discuss a brief overview of the revised CMS requirements for infection control in the Long Term Care setting. We’ll review the basic principles of infection control and environmental cleaning and disinfection, as well as evaluate tools and strategies to develop a robust environment-focused infection control program, including program gap analysis, training and competency recommendations, protocols, checklists, and quality monitoring.