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About the Course

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 Content

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

Assess, Evaluate and Plan Your Facility's IPCP




1 day - 6 hours

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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