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DOH Compiles Resources for Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes

On March 20, CMS issued new guidance for State Survey Agencies and long-term care facilities on the use of enhanced barrier precautions (EBP) to align with nationally accepted standards. Please see the memorandum for more information.

For questions or concerns relating to this memorandum, please contact DNH_TriageTeam@cms.hhs.gov

The South Dakota Department of Health worked in partnership with their CDC Foundation Infection Prevention Expert to compile various resources related to QSO-24-08-NH Enhanced Barrier Precautions (EBP) in Nursing Homes.

Here are additional resources for the Infection Preventionist on Enhanced Barrier Precautions:

  • Main CDC EBP webpage: this page includes background resources, videos, poster, and implementation guide.
  • CDC EBP Frequently Asked Questions: Refer back to this frequently, as more information will be updated in the future.
  • UNC Statewide Epidemiology webinar
  • Virginia Dept. of Health visual EBP algorithm resource

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) will be hosting a webinar, Advancing Safety: Implementing Enhanced Barrier Precautions on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 1 pm ET. Click here to register.

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