Apr. 30, 2024
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Webinar: 2024 CMS Hospital Infection Prevention and Control and ASP

This webinar will discuss the changes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
made to the infection control standards in 2019 as well as the interpretive guidelines
developed in July 2022.

Attendees will learn how hospitals can comply with the regulation, including verifying
qualifications of the infection preventionist, having a hospital-wide antibiotic stewardship
program, and following nationally recognized infection control standards.

Additionally, this webinar will discuss the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
procedures for cleaning and disinfecting reusable medical devices, along with resources for
training. The Joint Commission standards on the Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP) will be
briefly discussed.

Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Compliance Officer, Emergency Department Personnel, Joint Commission Coordinator, Medical Records, Quality Improvement personnel, Risk Manager, Legal Counsel.

At the conclusion of this series, participants should be able to:

  • Recall the standard and new interpretive guidelines for infection prevention and control.
  • Relate key requirements for an infection prevention and control program.
  • Identify the requirements for the infection preventionist and antibiotic stewardship lead.
  • Describe incorporation of infection prevention and control and ASP into the QAPI program.

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