The incidence of Legionella Disease (LD) in long-term care is on the rise. Statistics indicate that between 2000-2014, there was a 286% increase in cases of Legionella Disease in the United States. Surprisingly, health care facilities represent a high percentage of these cases with long-term care representing 19% of documented cases.
This webinar will provide an overview of LD, discuss why it is important for long-term care providers (AL, PC and SNFs) to evaluate the risk for LD in your building and six steps to take for decreasing the risks associated with Legionella Disease.
- Provide an overview of Legionella Disease and the reasons for the increased number of cases in long-term care (AL, PC and NFs).
- Discuss how health care providers can assess the risk of Legionella Disease for their buildings and steps to implement to decrease the risks associated with Legionella Disease.
- Outline recommendations and requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on Legionella in Long-Term Care.
Dawn Murr-Davidson, PHCA Director of Quality Initiatives
SNF, AL/PC Administrators– Approved for 1 credit
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