The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has started a new website to help long term care providers gain access to information and resources to help in the prevention of infections in nursing home residents. The site provides information to clinical staff, infection control coordinators and residents.
The CDC estimates that there are 1 to 3 million serious infections occurring each year in the long term care setting. The site will provide information on hand hygiene, antibiotic management and dialysis safety. Long term care providers will also have access to the CDC’s infection tracking system and to resources that the CDC has developed in partnership with the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign (AE). The two share a common goal in preventing c. difficile infections in nursing home residents.
The new website will promote AE’s resources on infection control in hopes it will extend AE’s campaign along with providing additional tools in the fight against infections. The new website can be accessed http://www.cdc.gov/longtermcare/