Improving Skin Care and MDRO Prevention in LTC with the AHRQ Safety Program

Skilled Nursing Facilities are invited to participate in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) program to reduce the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other multi-drug resistant organisms. This is a free 18-month program that provides tips, tools, and resources to improve bathing and skincare techniques that have been shown to reduce pressure injuries, wounds, and transmission of infectious pathogens.
Beginning in June 2023, this program combines evidence-based guidance with strategies on how to change the culture of infection prevention and effectively implement infection control practices in your facility. This program will help guide infection preventionists to educate and engage direct care staff on best practices including improvement of hand hygiene, proper skin care, antibiotic stewardship, and environmental cleaning.