Infection Control and the Final Mega-Rule: What Directors of Nursing Services Must Be Doing Now

By Amy Stewart, RN, DNS-MT, RAC-MT, QCP-MT - October 12, 2016

Now that the heat of the unusually warm summer has started to break across the country, sniffles, colds, and seasonal infections lurk around the corner. It’s the perfect weather for curling up in a sweater and reading the 713-page Final Rule on the Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities . (The 185-page Federal Register version of the Final Rule can be found here.) In case this not your plan for the weekend, you can much more quickly find out below what you need to know about infection control and the Mega-Rule, including what must be implemented by November 28, 2016, and what you can anticipate for the second two phases of the rollout.