Deep Dive: CMS Hospital Infection Control Worksheet and Proposed Changes

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
12:00 pm2:00 pm

This webinar will discuss the proposed infection control standards which includes a requirement to have an antibiotic stewardship program. It will discuss the ISMP IV guidelines and safe injection practices issues. It will review the CDC vaccine storage and handling toolkit and the CDC procedures for cleaning and disinfecting reusable medical devices.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized the surveyor worksheet for assessing compliance with the infection control Conditions of Participation (CoPs).

The worksheets are used by State and Federal surveyors when assessing compliance with the infection control standards. Infection control is hit hard during the survey and every hospital should have a working familiarity with this important document. This is the first time CMS has ever had tracers. Hospitals should develop tracer tools to match this worksheet. Accreditation organizations may also ask similar questions since all four must apply for deemed status from CMS.