New Resource Helps Nursing Homes Incorporate Infection Prevention Into Emergency Preparedness Plans
Incorporating Infection Prevention and Control into an Emergency Preparedness Plan, a new resource from is designed to help nursing homes incorporate infection prevention and control into their emergency preparedness plans. The two-page document follows “all hazards” guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to plan for a wide range of unexpected events. It outlines the critical parts of an emergency preparedness plan, including a section on emerging infectious diseases. The resource is designed to help nursing homes prepare to meet the health, safety and security needs of staff and residents during an emergency or disaster.