Training Provider: Online Compliance Panel
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized the surveyor worksheet for assessing compliance with the infection control Conditions of Participation (CoPs). The worksheets are used by State and Federal surveyors when assessing compliance with the infection control standards. Infection control is hit hard during the survey and every hospital should have a working familiarity with this important document. This is the first time CMS has ever had tracers. Hospitals should develop tracer tools to match this worksheet. Accreditation organizations may also ask similar questions since all four must apply for deemed status from CMS.