Infection tracking Log Tutorials

Introduction to the infection tracking log

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.

Please note that 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.

Building your Floor Plan

Please note that 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.