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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...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 16, 2021

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 Nov 17, 2020

Does Your Infection Surveillance Include These 4 Criteria?

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 Jul 15, 2020

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 Feb 25, 2020