The most dire of COVID-19 symptoms disproportionately affect older adults and those with pre-existing conditions. Infection preventionists (IPs) working in long-term care (LTC) facilities, including skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, need information and support to combat this deadly virus and keep patients safe. APIC is pleased to provide these curated resources for those working in Long-Term Care.
APIC Text Chapter Collection: Long-Term Care
In response to COVID-19, APIC is providing complimentary access to APIC Text Chapter Collection: Long-Term Care through Sept. 30.
This Collection of 32 chapters from the APIC Text provides an overview of infection prevention and control (IPC) for those working in a long-term care or long-term acute care center. Chapters 27, 28, 31, and 108 have been identified (by an IP) as the most relevant overall for the COVID-19 outbreak.
Infection Prevention Guide to Long-Term Care, 2nd Edition PDF
In response to COVID-19, APIC is providing complimentary access to Infection Prevention Guide to Long-Term Care, 2nd Edition PDF through Sept. 30.
This in-depth reference provides information for creating and implementing a comprehensive long-term care infection prevention program.
When you download the book PDF, you will also have access to the detailed list of chapters and sections relevant to COVID-19.
Additional APIC Resources to Assist with COVID-19 Response
APIC Text Chapter Collection: Outbreak Preparedness and Response
In response to COVID-19, APIC is providing complimentary access to APIC Text Chapter Collection: Outbreak Preparedness and Response through Sept. 30.
This Collection from the APIC Text covers how to prepare for and respond to a variety of events involving infectious diseases. Chapters address the principles of successful emergency management and the pivotal role of the infection preventionist in coordinating multidepartment and multiagency efforts.
Quick Assessment Forms – CDC and APIC partnership
This IPC resource provides easy, ready-to-use, quick assessment forms that are collated around common themes, environments, or patient populations. These assessments are easily downloaded and take the form of 3-8 questions for each observation or patient in order to facilitate a quick check.
The nineteen quick observation tools (QUOTS) are the result of a partnership between CDC and APIC in 2016 following the lessons learned during the global health crisis and U.S. healthcare challenges of Ebola in 2014.
Need additional IP assistance in your facility?
APIC Consulting Services has board-certified consultants ready to assist long-term care facilities with remote surveillance, COVID-19-specific policies for protecting resident & employee health, and COVID-19 prevention staff training. Visit our website for more information.
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