About the Course
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.
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:
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:
Directors of Nursing
Directors of Staff Development
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
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
Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP)
Isolation Precautions and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
What is Considered an Outbreak
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
Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) and Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Plans
Healthcare Personnel and Resident Safety
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.
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.