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CMS COVID-19 Focused Survey for Nursing Homes Mini-Webinar Series


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the following memo on March 23, 2020, regarding the CMS COVID-19 Focused Survey for Nursing Homes, which includes the survey tool and corresponding guidance. This survey tool must be used to investigate compliance of F880 and determine whether facilities are implementing proper infection prevention (IP) and control practices to prevent the development and transmission of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases and infections. 

CMS COVID-19 Focused Survey for Nursing Homes CMS Memo QSO-20-20-ALL

HSAG's team of infection preventionists has created a mini-webinar series to assist nursing homes with the CMS COVID-19 Focused Survey for Nursing Homes. The series highlights the components of the survey along with guidance. Each section is about 10 minutes in length and meant to be reviewed with nursing home staff members in sections, possibly during daily huddles.

Webinar Icon  Mini-Webinar Series

Part 1.I and II: General Standard Precautions and Hand Hygiene

Part 2: Transmission-Based Precautions

Part 2.I: Personal Protective Equipment

Part 3: Resident Care and Infection Prevention Standards, Policies, and Procedures

Parts 4 and 5: Infection Surveillance

Parts 6 and 7: Visitor Entry, Education, Monitoring, and Screening of Staff

Parts 8 and 9: Emergency Preparedness, Staffing in Emergencies, and a Summary of the Survey