Infection Prevention and Control Resources

 Helpful resources to support nursing homes with infection prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond:

  • National Nursing Home Training Series – Through the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosts a weekly webinar series (every Thursday, 4-5 pm ET) to provide training for infection control processes in nursing homes.

  • Guidebook for Infection Prevention and Control Preparedness – A resource to assist nursing homes with infection prevention (IP) quality improvement initiatives. The guidebook includes information, strategies, and example process measures to guide you through a PDSA cycle based on your IP assessment improvement areas.

  • Hand Hygiene Competency Validation – A tool to conduct observation audits of hand hygiene and track compliance.

  • Influenza Toolkit for Providers and Patients – This toolkit provides tools and resources to support the prevention of influenza throughout your community.

  • Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool for Long Term Care (LTC) Facilities – A tool intended to assist in the assessment of infection control programs and practices.

  • Fishbone Diagram Worksheet – A tool to walk you through a root cause analysis (RCA).

  • PDSA Guide – Plan Do Study Act, known as PDSA, is a structured improvement process. This PDSA Guide outlines the steps to navigate the method.

  • PDSA Worksheet – A tool to guide you through the steps to conduct a Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) process or cycle.

  • PPE Audit Tool – A tool to conduct observation audits of donning and doffing PPE and track compliance.

  • Infection Prevention Resource List – A one-stop shop for infection prevention resources provided and updated by Telligen. 

  • When to Use Root Cause Analysis – Root cause analysis (RCA) is a problem solving method. It is a process to investigate an incident, failure, actual or potential problem or concern that indicates a need for deeper understanding of the reasons why the event occurred. However, not every incident, failure or problem will need a RCA completed. This tool will help teams determine when and for what events a thorough RCA should be completed.

General Inquiries

Registration for Telligen QI Connect™ is now open! Please email a Telligen quality improvement advisor or call Telligen to learn more.

Upcoming Events

  1. Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Training

    December 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
  2. Root Cause Analysis Training for Nursing Home Staff

    December 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am CST
  3. COVID-19 in LTC Office Hour: Where Are We Now?

    December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
  4. Root Cause Analysis Training for Nursing Home Staff

    December 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am CST
  5. Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Training

    December 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST