APIC Text Chapter Collection: Long-Term Care

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

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 

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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