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Reducing TB Prevention and Control Tags

On September 10, 2019 by Sue Boyd

No matter what setting you’re in, TB Prevention and Control is one of the highest cited deficiencies. It has risen steadily to land as the most frequently cited in Comoprehensive Licensed Home Care survey this past quarter. Also, in the past quarter, F880 Infection Control has taken the number one spot in citations for care centers. Bumping TB Prevention and Control out of first place should be an easy fix as the reasons for the correction orders are basically:  

MDH Recommendations for Use of Tuberculin During Nationwide Shortage

On June 18, 2019 by Sue Boyd

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expecting a three to 10-month nationwide shortage of APLISOL®, which is one of two purified-protein derivative tuberculin antigens that are licensed for use in performing tuberculin skin tests. This shortage will impact assisted living, home care, boarding care, care centers, supervised living facilities, and supplemental nursing services. 

MDH Updates Regulations for TB Control

On June 18, 2019 by Sue Boyd

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has updated the Tuberculosis (TB) regulations page for health care settings with the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, the updated Facility Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Worksheet for Licensed Health Care Settings, and the notice of the Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens that includes the department’s recommendations for prioritizing tuberculin use in specific settings.   

MDH Survey Trends in Assisted Living Home Care

On December 12, 2018 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA

A recent analysis of Comprehensive Home Care licensed provider surveys revealed several trends. Of the top 10 correction orders written over the past four quarters, the top two -- Contents of Service Plan and TB Prevention and Control -- have remained constant, eight tags are consistently cited, and only two have entered or dropped out over the last four quarters. Also, there are now only three Tags cited in 50 percent of the surveys currently being conducted.   

Free TB Prevention and Management Webinar May 3

On April 25, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious and highly contagious disease. A webinar on May 3, Tuberculosis (TB): An Ongoing Concern for Prevention and Management, will deliver best practices in prevention to help minimize risk. 

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