COVID-19 LTC Resources from APIC

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

APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology) is providing complimentary access to APIC Text Chapter Collection: Long-Term Care through Sept. 30.

“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.”

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. The following four chapters have been identified (by an IP) as the most relevant overall for the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Chapter 27: Hand Hygiene
  • Chapter 28: Standard Precautions
  • Chapter 31: Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization
  • Chapter 108: Environmental Services

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 is a 230-page guide.  When you download the book PDF, you will also have access to the detailed list of chapters and sections relevant to COVID-19.

This in-depth reference provides information for creating and implementing a comprehensive long-term care infection prevention program. The following four chapters have been identified (by an IP) as the most relevant overall for the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • Chapter 1: Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care
  • Chapter 3: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Reporting
  • Chapter 5: Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Chapter 9: Environmental Services

You will need to set up an account to access these free materials so follow those directions.

Additional LTC resources are available here.