CMS can do better on infection prevention and control
- September 23, 2016
- Posted by: MyIPCE
- Category: Senior Living
In addition to infections harming residents, nursing facility staff is often occupationally exposed to infectious diseases. The most common routes of infectious disease transmission in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities are contact and droplet. Contact transmission can be sub-divided into direct and indirect contact. Direct contact transmission involves the transfer of infectious agents to a susceptible individual through physical contact with an infected individual. Indirect contact transmission occurs when infectious agents are transferred to a susceptible individual when the individual makes physical contact with contaminated items and surfaces.
Author: Sue Peschin article written on January 11, 2016 the link to this is http://www.mcknights.com/guest-columns/cms-can-do-better-on-infection-prevention-and-control/article/464213/
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