Enhanced Barrier Precautions for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Enhanced Barrier Precautions for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Enhanced Barrier Precautions (EBP) are infection control measures that help protect both nursing home staff members and residents from multi-drug resistant organism (MDRO) infections.

Please join us for an educational presentation on Enhanced Barrier Precautions on Wednesday, February 1st at 11:00 AM. In this presentation, we will discuss when residents should be placed on EBP, what PPE should be worn and when it should be worn when a resident is on EBP, and how to best implement EBP in your facility. We will go over frequently asked questions about EBP, and there will be ample time at the end of the presentation for questions and discussion.  

Contact Laura Hofmann for Zoom link information.

Presentation will be led by Katelyn Anderson, RN, BSN
Infection Preventionist

Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology

Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Section

Washington State Department of Health

Additional Resources:

New CDC resources are now available to assist nursing homes with the implementation of Enhanced Barrier Precautions. As a reminder, this is a new CDC infection prevention and control recommendation to protect residents from the threat of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). Resources include the continuing education (CE) webinar recording and slides from November 15, 2022, a fillable or printable pre-implementation planning tool, a fillable or printable observations tool, an observations tool summary spreadsheet, and a template letter you can modify for nursing home leadership. Please find links to these helpful resources below. 

November 15th, 2022, Continuing Education Webinar: Implementation and Use of Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes  

CDC Letter Nursing Home Staff: Help Keep Our Residents Safe – Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes (cdc.gov)

EBP sign – English: enhanced barrier precautions final rev3 (cdc.gov)

EBP sign –  Spanish: enhanced barrier precautions final SPANISH rev1 (cdc.gov)

Pre-Implementation Tool – Enhanced Barrier Precautions

Observations Tool – Enhanced Barrier Precautions Implementation

Observations Tool Summary Spreadsheet

Enhanced Barrier Precautions Letter to Nursing Home Leadership




Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
c: 425-231-4804

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