Nursing Home Infection Control Self-Assesssment Worksheet From CMS and CDC (12/19)

By CMS - December 02, 2019

This 2019 Nursing Home Infection Control Worksheet (ICWS) is a collaborative effort by CMS and CDC and meant to be used by facilities as a self-assessment tool. It comprises both regulatory requirements and best practices in infection prevention and control. A facility that uses this ICWS will identify gaps in practice and have a “roadmap” that can lead to an improved infection prevention and control program. The assessment reviews the following domains:

  • Infection Control program infrastructure and Infection Preventionist
  • Infection Preventionist relationship to Quality Assurance Committee
  • Infection surveillance and outbreak response.
  • Influenza and pneumococcal Immunization
  • Linen management
  • Infection prevention during transitions of care
  • Water Management Program