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5 Facts About Urinary Tract Infection in the Elderly

Do you know these 5 facts about Urinary Tract Infections in the elderly?  The National Center for Biotechnology Information reports that...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Sep 4, 2023

OASIS Guidance: M1600 UTI in the Past 14 Days?

Medicare requires HHAs to monitor for healthcare-associated infections (HAI) as part of its overall Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) initiative. Medicare’s Condition of Participation (§484.70 Condition of participation: Infection prevention and control) requires HHAs to...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jul 26, 2023

Infection Control Teaching for Home Health Patients

Given the current focus on COVID-19, other infectious processes commonly experienced by home health patients - pneumonia, UTI’s, hepatitis, and wound infections - still pose significant challenges to patients and home health clinicians.

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 19, 2023

Are You Tracking These Four (4) Items For Infection Surveillance?

Home health care treatments frequently include invasive devices and procedures to treat patients. Infections can occur from the these procedures/devices, such as catheters, wound care and ventilators.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 22, 2022