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About the Course

Course Objectives

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

  • Discuss current issues of concern in infection prevention and control in long-term care facilities

  • Identify and implement facility plans to address or mitigate these issues

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 Content

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.

Annual Update




10 1-hour classes

Your Instructors

Dolly Greene & Nancy Parris

Dolly Greene and Nancy Parris are both Registered Nurses and Certified in Infection Control (CIC) and have extensive experience in Infection Prevention and Control in long-term care.

Dolly Greene & Nancy Parris
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