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About the Course

Course Objectives

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

  • Understand the role of the Infection Preventionist in the long-term care setting

  • Set up an Infection Prevention & Control Program in a long-term care facility​ including the following components:

  • Surveillance

  • Investigation

  • Prevention

  • Control

  • Reporting

Who Should Attend This Course

This course is a comprehensive training for Infection Preventionists (IPs) in Long-Term Care. It meets the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) requirement for training of persons in that role. The course is open to anyone interested in this training but is most helpful to Long-Term Care persons who are serving, or interested, in the following capacities:

  • Infection Preventionists

  • Directors of Nursing

  • Administrators​

  • Directors of Staff Development

  • Medical Directors

Course Content

  • Regulations for Infection Prevention and Control in long-term care

  • Expertise and Knowledge Needed to be an Effective Infection Preventionist

  • The Infection Preventionist and the Infection Prevention and Control Program

  • Program Assessment, Gap Analysis, Action Plan

  • Creating a Comprehensive Outcome Surveillance Program

  • McGeer Surveillance Criteria​

  • Surveillance Case Studies

  • Interactive Exercise

  • How to Use Surveillance Logs

  • Outcome Surveillance Calculations

  • Microbiology Essentials for the Infection Preventionist

  • Multi-Drug Resistant (MDRO) and Novel Organisms, Clostridioides difficile

  • Principles of Adult Education

  • HAI Prevention Strategies

  • QAPI Tools

  • Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP)

  • Isolation Precautions and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Outbreak Management

  • What is Considered an Outbreak​

  • Outbreak Flowchart

  • Creating a Comprehensive Process Surveillance Program

  • ​Process Surveillance Checklists

  • Developing an Effective Hand Hygiene Program

  • Infection Prevention and the Environment​

  • Environmental Rounds Exercise

  • Common Infectious Diseases Seen in Long-Term Care

  • Legionella

  • Scabies

  • Norovirus

  • Influenza

  • COVID-19

  • Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) and Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Plans

  • Healthcare Personnel and Resident Safety

  • Survey Survival Tips

  • Putting It All Together

Boot Camp




2 days - 16 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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