2022 Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   iCalendar

This session will update participants about the 2020 CMS condition of participation for infection prevention and control, and antibiotic stewardship, effective March 30, 2020, for all hospitals. This session also will discuss the use of the CMS infection control worksheet, the CMS COVID-19 worksheet, interpretative guidelines and commonly cited deficiencies.


Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the new CMS requirements for an antibiotic stewardship program.
  • Describe the new CMS requirements for an infection prevention and control program.
  • Identify examples of commonly cited infection control standards.

Target audience: CMO's, CNO's, Physicians, Pharmacists, Compliance Officer, Joint Commission Coordinator, Quality Improvement personnel, Risk Manager and Legal Counsel.


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Nancy Ruzicka, MJ, MBA, BS is a consultant on state and federal rules, regulations and interpretative guidelines. Ruzicka previously worked as director of integrity and compliance and privacy official at MercyOne Des Moines and director of regulatory compliance at UnityPoint Health-Des Moines. She also has more than 20 years of experience with the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Ruzicka holds master’s degrees in health law and business administration and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, all from Drake University. She is certified in health care compliance and maintains her Iowa pharmacy license.