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Preventing UTIs in Long-Term Care

Preventing UTIs in Long-Term Care

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Urinary Tract Infections in Long-Term Care provides a one-stop-shop for addressing the unique challenges of preventing UTIs in today's long-term healthcare environment. While the highest levels of patient care are always top of mind for healthcare facilities, issues related to UTIs can have additional implications for reimbursements and revenue.

Each chapter in this field guide combines the expertise of two seasoned healthcare professionals to supply evidence-based knowledge and firsthand experience, helping providers identify cause and effect to develop competency-based training and implement an effective UTI prevention program.

Under the Patient-Driven Payment Model, SNFs' new payment system effective October 1, 2019, failure to prevent UTIs in a SNF will not only impact quality measures related to the Value-Based Purchasing Program as well as referrals made by Medicare Advantage plans, but expensive UTI treatments such as antibiotics or IV therapy will not be separately reimbursable.

Utilize this valuable resource in your long-term care facilities to help nursing staff fully understand criteria for identifying true UTIs and to implement evidence-based practices for UTI prevention.

This book will help readers:
  • Understand the survey implications of UTI care
  • Educate residents about UTI prevention and engage them in a prevention program
  • Implement competency-based training for prevention
  • Explain the impact that UTIs have on resident outcomes and make a business case for UTI prevention
  • Improve tracking, trending, and auditing of infection control practices, survey compliance, and quality measures
  • Utilize a wide range of customizable tools, including checklists, policies, procedures, and McGeer's criteria to identify true infection

    Published: May 2019

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