Learn Best Practices for Common Infectious Syndromes
Tools that describe the diagnosis, treatment, and management of infections common among long-term care residents, including C. difficile, urinary and respiratory tract, and skin and soft tissue infections.
For information on how the materials below can be integrated into institutional efforts to improve antibiotic use, read the Implementation Guide for Long-Term Care Antibiotic Stewardship Programs (PDF, 401.5 KB).
Each syndrome is covered through presentations, narrated presentations, and/or one-page documents accessible below. The specific infectious disease syndromes covered in the presentations and narrated presentations are case-based and focused on common scenarios in the long-term care setting.
The one-page documents describe the diagnosis, treatment, and management of infections common among long-term care residents. The one-page documents are intended for health care practitioners who are making prescribing decisions and can be used as a template for local antibiotic use guidelines. They can also be used as posters or handouts.
The materials below are primarily intended for health care practitioners and nursing staff.
Assessment and Management of the Resident With a Suspected Urinary Tract Infection
Assessment and Management of the Resident With a Suspected Respiratory Tract Infection
Assessment and Management of the Resident With a Suspected Skin or Soft Tissue Infection
Penicillin Allergies and Other Side Effects of Antibiotic Use
The One-Page Document below is primarily intended for health care practitioners.
Below are several Posters and Pocket Cards that can be distributed to frontline providers and prescribing clinicians regarding urinary tract infections, pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections, and delirium. They can also be used as posters and handouts. The Delirium Pocket Card also may be shared with family members or caregivers.