Influence of staff infection control training on infection-related quality measures in US nursing homes

Jasjit Kaur, Patricia W. Stone, Jasmine L. Travers, Catherine C. Cohen, Carolyn T.A. Herzig

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Abstract

Health care-associated infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in US nursing home residents. Ongoing training of nursing home staff is vital to the implementation of infection prevention and control processes. Our aim was to describe associations between methods, frequency, and timing of staff infection prevention and control training and infection-related quality measures. In this national survey of nursing homes, timing of staff infection prevention and control training was associated with reduced indwelling urinary catheter use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1035-1040
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume45
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

Keywords

  • Infection prevention
  • Long-term care
  • Staff training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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