What is the best way for a facility to prepare for a COVID-19 focused Infection Control Survey?
One of the best ways to prepare for a COVID-19 focused Infection Control Survey is to complete a facility QA review utilizing the CMS COVID-19 Focused Infection Control Survey: Acute and Continuing Care tool. This tool will guide facility staff through a review of the critical elements that surveyors will audit during the Infection Control survey. It will assist the facility to identify any areas that might require additional documentation, supplies, or staff training. The tool can be found at: https://qsep.cms.gov/data/275/COVID-19FocusedSurvey-InfectionControlSurveyToolforNon-LTC.pdf