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Infection Preventionist Phase 3: Are You Ready For the Change?

Meeting New Infection Prevention Requirements

Regulatory Changes Coming Soon
Effective November 28, 2019, Infection Preventionist Phase 3 (42 CFR 483.80 Infection Control) requirement includes a requirement for specialized training in infection prevention and control for the individual(s) responsible for the facility’s Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP).

Healthcare-associated infections can result in considerable harm or death for residents in long-term care facilities and increased costs for the healthcare system. Infection control is one of the most commonly cited quality deficiencies in nursing homes. Growing concerns over infection control issues in facilities led to the phased-in, revised requirements for participation.*

Nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities, (collectively known as long-term care facilities, LTCFs) provide a variety of services, both medical and personal care, to people who are unable to manage independently in the community. Over 4 million Americans are admitted to or reside in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities each year and nearly one million persons reside in assisted living facilities. Data about infections in LTCFs are limited, but it has been estimated in the medical literature that:

  • 1 to 3 million serious infections occur every year in these facilities.
  • Infections include urinary tract infection, diarrheal diseases, antibiotic-resistant staph infections and many others.
  • Infections are a major cause of hospitalization and death; as many as 380,000 people die of the infections in LTCFs every year.*

You’re Not Alone
EMist was developed to help facilities reduce HAIs and improve patient outcomes while reducing costs. But, most importantly, EMist can help save lives. Studies have shown that less than 50% of environmental surfaces in patient care rooms are properly cleaned and disinfected. Evidence strongly suggests that cross contamination of microorganisms from environmental surfaces is directly related to patient infections. High-contact surfaces such as bed rails, bed surfaces, tables, fluid poles, doorknobs and supply carts have all been identified as having the greatest potential for pathogen transmission. Existing healthcare disinfection methods including wipes, spray and wipe, fogging, and UV lighting are largely ineffective and/or expensive.

EMist Now Available through JMeds

EMist is the proven and cost effective alternative to traditional disinfection methods. Our electrostatic application technology comprehensively and efficiently applies the most advanced, safe, and green chemistries the world has to offer to prevent pathogen transmission and reduce healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance in facilities.

Learn more about the EMist Electrostatic Disinfectant Application System.

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