Infection Prevention Resources

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety, quality, and value of patient care delivered by America’s healthcare system. The Nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is supported by AHRQ’s competencies in the use of practice improvement, health systems research, and data and analytics.

AMDA – The Society for PA and LTC Medicine

AMDA Update on COVID-19

The Executive Committee of AMDA’s Board of Directors is monitoring the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak and posting updates as they occur.  The health, safety, and well-being of the community is our highest priority. This is a rapidly evolving situation; please check the CDC website often for the latest recommendations.

APIC Resources

CDC HAN 429 Updated Guidance on Evaluating and Testing Persons for COVID-19 03 08 2020_CDC Webinar Presentation PDF Strategies for Ensuring Healthcare Systems Preparedness and Optimizing N95 SuppliesCOVID-19 Share Fact SheetCME from CDC: What You Need to Know About Infection ControlEach year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. It’s critical that all healthcare workers understand proper infection control procedures and use them every day.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Medscape are launching a series of six CME/CE activities addressing the key issues surrounding infection prevention in healthcare facilities.The series includes:

  1. Risk Recognition in Healthcare Settings (Available Now)
  2. May: Environmental Services and Infection Prevention
  3. June: Recognizing Infection Risks in Medical Equipment
  4. July: Infection Transmission Risks Associated with Nonsterile Glove Use
  5. August: Infection Prevention: A Hierarchy of Controls Approach
  6. September: Injection Safety: A System Approach

These CME-/CE- certified activities are available at: You must be a registered Medscape member to access these CME/CE activities, and registration is free. The first activity, Risk Recognition in Healthcare Settings is available now. A new activity will be added each month.

Tune in to Safe Healthcare: A CDC Webinar Series
Infection Prevention Tools
CDC Training and Education Resources on Infection Prevention and Control
CDC Feature: Untreatable: Today’s drug resistance health threats
CDC Press Release: Untreatable: Report by CDC details today’s drug-resistant health threats Landmark report ranks superbugs, outlines four core actions to halt resistance
Digital Press Kit: Untreatable: Today’s Drug-Resistant Health Threats
CDC Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance Website
Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance
CDC Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
CDC Get Smart for Healthcare
CDC unveils new website to boost long-term care infection control efforts
Generalized Ebola Information
Guidelines for monitoring Employees returning from high risk African areas
Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes
CDC Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI)

PALTC New COVID-19 Resources

Minnesota Department of Health
This page contains numerous Infection Prevention resources such as ICAR , PPE, Hand Hygiene

Infection Prevention Compendium For Long-Term Care Facilities – New York Academy of Aging

Tools and Resources for Health Care Providers, Patients and Caregivers

Joint Commission – Infection Prevention & Control

Targeting Older Populations to Improve Influenza Outcomes.

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Developed in collaboration with The Gerontological Society of America (The GSA), we share their dedication to enabling healthcare professionals deliver strong recommendations for vaccination. The free online program combines accredited online CME with a patient counseling tool to help healthcare practitioners apply learning to practice.The CME & counseling tool reinforce the best practice of providing patients with a presumptive recommendation. The online patient counseling tool, which can be used with patients of all ages, provides easy responses to use in practice when vaccine hesitancy is expressed. It is our hope that by using the tool in practice with a few patients, clinicians will easily apply the learning to memory and, as a result, increase flu vaccine rates.You can access the free learning activity at
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