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About the Course

Brief Description

The Everything an Infection Preventionist Needs to Know Intensive includes current topics relevant to today's Infection Preventionist for you to continue to build your infection prevention and control program. Topics include:

Ten Things Every Infection Preventionist Needs to Know

Current Infection Prevention Strategies in the Post-COVID-19 Era

​Beware of the Virus That Lurks in Your Facility

The Infection Preventionist's Role Regarding Disinfectants and Cleaning


Course Objectives 

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

  • List three concepts or actions that are important to infection prevention and control in long-term care facilities

  • Explain the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Integrate strategies described for a robust and sustainable infection prevention and control program in a long-term care setting

  • Discuss symptoms and mode of transmission of respiratory viruses such as human metapneumovirus (HMPV) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

  • Explain the differences between cleaning and disinfection


Who Should Attend This Course 

This course is for Infection Preventionists (IPs) in Long-Term Care.  It deals with current topics important to today's infection prevention and control program. For those that have attended Boot Camp or other basic Infection Prevention & Control programs, this program will build on that foundation.

  • Infection Preventionists

  • Licensed Nurses

  • Directors of Staff Development

  • Directors of Nursing

  • Administrators


Course Content

​Ten Things Every Infection Preventionist Needs to Know

  • Practical tips and tricks for the Infection Preventionist to perform their job

  • Develop practical applications for challenges met

Identify the most practical tips for an Infection Preventionist to place in their toolbox

Current Infection Prevention Strategies in the Post-COVID-19 Era

  • Review changes implemented during the pandemic and their influence on future programs

  • Identify which practices should be sustained and which should be eliminated

  • Establish and maintain a robust Infection Prevention and Control Program

Describe what we learned during the pandemic from practices that were implemented and how to incorporate them into a future robust Infection Prevention and Control Program


Beware of the Virus That Lurks in Your Facility

  • Review newer respiratory viruses seen in long-term care facilities

  • Discuss the importance of vaccination for both residents and employees to minimize the prevalence of vaccine preventable infections

  • Discuss strategies to keep residents in long-term care facilities safe

Learn the impact of respiratory viruses such as human metapneumovirus and respiratory syncytial virus on long-term care facility residents and staff


The Infection Preventionist's Role Regarding Disinfectants and Cleaning

  • Review disinfectants used in long-term care facilities and how to participate in evaluating disinfectants for use

  • Describe how to utilize the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) lists in determining whether a disinfectant is appropriate for use with certain microorganisms

Learn how to participate in disinfectant selection for the facility and how to use them safely around residents and staff


In-Person Classroom Learning

Persons selecting this option will attend a live one-day in-person class. Participants must attend the entire conference for full continuing education credits. Attendance at this venue offers the participants an opportunity to interact directly with the course faculty.

Everything an Infection Preventionist Needs to Know Intensive

Price

$349

Duration

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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