Nursing Home Infection Control Worksheet

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

The Nursing Home Infection Control Worksheet web-based surveyor training is now available.

“This 2019 Nursing Home Infection Control Worksheet (ICWS) is a collaborative effort by CMS and CDC and meant to be used by facilities as a self-assessment tool. It comprises both regulatory requirements and best practices in infection prevention and control. A facility that uses this ICWS will identify gaps in practice and have a “roadmap” that can lead to an improved infection prevention and control program.

The assessment reviews the following domains:

  1. Infection Control program infrastructure and Infection Preventionist
  2. Infection Preventionist relationship to Quality Assurance Committee
  3. Infection surveillance and outbreak response.
  4. Influenza and pneumococcal Immunization
  5. Linen management
  6. Infection prevention during transitions of care
  7. Water Management Program”