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Best Practices in Infection Control in Long Term Care Settings

CDC guidelines – essential reference

Hand hygiene

Injection safety

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) training

  • CDC's long-term care training component
    • Enrolling in NHSN
    • Laboratory-identified (LabID) Event: C. difficile, MRSA, and other drug-resistant organisms
    • UTIs
    • Prevention process measures — hand hygiene, gloves and gown adherence


Standard precautions


  • CDC toolkit for LTC employers — To help encourage the vaccination of the workforce, this influenza toolkit for long-term care also contains lots of other resources.


  • CDC's Solve the Outbreak App Scientists and experts from across the CDC have put their expertise and know-how into developing a realistic, exciting app that turns your mobile tablet into its own version of CSI. Download the free app for your phone or play on the CDC website.

Excel help

Healthcare associated infections and epidemiology


  • Three videotaped lectures with PowerPoint slides. Each lecture consists of several units so you can start and return as you need.The lectures were produced in June 2013 and the PowerPoint slides were reviewed February 2014. The video lectures and PowerPoint slides were reviewed again in July 2015 with revisions to the slides. Each lecture is divided into 2 to 4 units that can be viewed individually or together.

    • Best Practices in Infection Control in LTC
      Eddie Hedrick, BS, MT (ASCP), CIC, former emerging infections coordinator, Bureau of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

    • Evidence-Based Care of Residents with Specific Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)
      Joyce Hayes-Berkowitz, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC, CWCN, infection control specialist, St. Louis

      Includes risk factors, components of an infection control program, identifying infections, McGeer Criteria, guiding principles, surveillance, specific HAIs including influenza, pneumonia, LRTI (bronchitis, tracheitis), cellulitis/soft tissue/wound infection, scabies, gastroenteritis, norovirus, Clostridium difficile infection.

    • LTC Infection Control Regulations

      Hellen Adrian, RN, facility advisory nurse, Missouri state training coordinator, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Currently, manager, Section for Long Term Care, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

      Includes both state and federal regulations regarding infection control practices in LTC. Includes three units:

  • Best Practices in Infection Control in LTC: Epidemiology
    Brief (less than 10 minutes) video clips excerpted from the full length videotaped lecture, Best Practices in Infection Control in LTC: Epidemiology by Eddie Hedrick, posted above.

Improving the Care of Long-Term Care Facility Residents with Infections Course 

Thank you for your interest in the online course Improving the Care of Long-Term Care Facility Residents with Infections. This free course is intended for nursing staff and emphasizes antimicrobial stewardship. Click this link to enroll: Release date: June 1, 2015; expiration date: May 15, 2017

  • To earn 3.0 Nursing Contact Hours (free), please complete the pre-course survey, the six modules and the post-course survey.

For course description, disclosures and how to enroll, view the Jump-Improving the Care Details (DOCX).