On CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Hudson Garrett, PhD, discusses unique infection control challenges in post-acute and long-term care settings.
Dr. Garrett, Editor-in-Chief of The Director: Journal of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care(NADONA), explains that post-acute and long-term care settings cater to a complex patient population transitioning out of the hospital. These patients still require a significant amount of care and support, which can make infection control and prevention difficult.
In order to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in these settings, it is important for healthcare professionals across disciplines to collaborate by sharing best practices, championing HAI reduction initiatives, and sharing data.
Read Dr. Garrett’s blog post at DHQP’s Safe Healthcare Blog to learn more and join the conversation!