Infection Prevention and Control

Advanced Program for Long-Term Care Facility Infection Preventionists

Assess, Evaluate and Plan your Facility's Infection Prevention and Control Program

Course Objectives 


At the completion of the course, participants will be able to

  • Conduct an Infection Prevention and Control annual program assessment

  • Develop a comprehensive and practical policy and protocol on Enhanced Standard Precautions

  • Develop a practical collaborative Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Who Should Attend This Course 


This course is an advanced course for Infection Preventionists (IPs) in Long-Term Care.  It deals with current topics important to today's infection prevention and control program. 

  • Infection Preventionists

  • Directors of Nursing

  • Administrators​

  • Licensed Nurses

  • Pharmacists

  • Medical Staff Directors

  • Infection Control Committee/Antibiotic Stewardship Committee Chairs

Course Syllabus

Infection Prevention and Control Annual Program Assessment

  • Conduct an Infection Prevention and Control program evaluation

  • Perform an infection control risk assessment on your facility

  • Develop infection control goals for the following year

Understand what is involved in performing a program assessment and apply those principles discussed in creating an individual facility program assessment
 

De-mystifying Enhanced Standard Precautions (ESP)

  • Understand the new CDPH Enhanced Standard Precautions

  • Review practical application of this guideline

Create an ESP policy for your facility that incorporates the components of this public health advisory

 

Antibiotic Stewardship

  • Review the role of the infection preventionist, licensed nurse and pharmacist in the facility's Antibiotic Stewardship Program

  • Understand the relationship between McGeer and Loeb criteria

  • How to incorporate Loeb Criteria into your Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Do a deep dive into creating a comprehensive Antibiotic Stewardship Program for your facility that involves the collaboration of nursing, pharmacy, infection prevention, and physicians

In-Person Classroom Learning

Persons selecting this option will attend a live in-person class.  Attendance at this venue offers the participants an opportunity to interact directly with the course faculty.

 

Simplifying the Management of COVID-19

in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Course Objectives 


At the completion of the course, participants will be able to

  • Describe current management of COVID-19, including measures to:

    • Protect your residents​

    • Protect yourself, your staff and your family

    • Protect your facility with respect to regulations and guidelines

  • Clarify the different testing modalities for COVID-19

  • Identify "fake COVID-19 news" and describe how to interpret and analyze it

Who Should Attend This Course 


This course is an advanced course for Infection Preventionists (IPs) in Long-Term Care.  It deals with current topics important to today's infection prevention and control program. 

  • Infection Preventionists

  • Directors of Nursing

  • Administrators​

  • Licensed Nurses

  • Pharmacists

  • Medical Staff Directors

Course Syllabus

A brief overview of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected skilled nursing facilities will be given and terms used will be discussed and defined.

Strategies for protecting the residents and staff will be presented. These will include implementation of Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions and guidance regarding cohorting residents and staff.

The procedure for fit-testing of N95 respirators will be reviewed to enable facilities to perform fit-testing of staff.

There is a plethora of guidance and regulations that have come out of the pandemic. This program will enable participants to navigate the maze of guidelines and regulations that apply to long-term care facilities. Some of the ramifications for non-compliance will be addressed.

What to do when news headlines contradict current science and guidance will be discussed.

Online Classroom Learning

Persons selecting this option will attend an online class.  Online chats and discussions will offer the participants an opportunity to interact directly with the course faculty.

 

InfectionPrevention&ControlResoures

Tel: 747-206-4839

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