This infection tracking log was developed by the Brown University Center for Long-Term Care Quality & Innovation as part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contract to improve antibiotic stewardship in skilled nursing centers (Contract #200-2016-91773 001). It captures the clinical data you already document for infections, often using paper-based logs.
While developed to help with antibiotic stewardship programs, it includes all of the data you document for infections, including respiratory infections like COVID-19. It enables you to link data for infectious episodes, generate performance reports for your QAPI programs, and visualize infections on your floor plan.
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You need someone who is knowledgeable about Microsoft Excel to build the floor plan. This is a one-time setup. After that initial setup, a nurse or infection preventionist can use the file to track infections on an ongoing basis.
We are releasing this log nationally because of the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, but have limited ability to answer individual questions on a wide scale. A user guide is available if you have questions after viewing the training videos.