Infection Prevention and Control

Advanced Program for Long-Term Care Facility Infection Preventionists

Course Objectives 


At the completion of the course, participant 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.

 

InfectionPrevention&ControlResoures

Tel: 747-206-4839

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Tel: 818-967-0389