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About the Course

Brief Description

Infection Prevention & Control Boot Camp is a two-day intensive course that provides the novice Infection Preventionist with all the basic skills necessary to establish an Infection Prevention & Control Program in long-term care facilities.

The program should be attended by new practitioners or those wanting a beginning refresher course.

This program is an in-person class that "connects the dots" learned from all the classes and training the Infection Preventionist has attended on creating an effective Infection Prevention & Control Program.

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

  • Understanding and Recognizing Implicit Bias

  • Regulations for Infection Prevention and Control in Long-Term Care and Reporting Requirements

  • Expertise and Knowledge Needed to be an Effective Infection Preventionist

  • The Role of 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

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

  • Principles of Adult Education

  • HAI Prevention Strategies

    • Respiratory Tract, Urinary Tract, Bloodstream Infections

  • Utilizing QAPI Tools

  • Developing an Effective Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP) for Long-Term Care Facilities

  • Isolation Precautions and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    • Standard, Enhanced Standard, Transmission-Based Precautions

    • Injection Safety

  • 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

  • Recognizing and Preventing 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

    • Preventing Employee Infections

  • Survey Survival Tips

  • Putting It All Together

In-Person Classroom Learning

Persons selecting this option will attend a live two-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.

Infection Prevention & Control 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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