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About the Course

Brief Description

Managing Isolation Precautions Intensive delves deep into managing residents and employees with infections. This includes managing empiric isolation precautions to initiate during an outbreak. Management of employee exposures to infectious diseases will be discussed. Topics include:

Transmission-Based and Standard Precautions

Demystifying Enhanced Standard Precautions

Managing Employees with Infections or Exposures

Course Objectives 

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

  • Explain how and when to utilize Standard, Transmission-Based, and Enhanced Standard Precautions

  • Explain how to cohort residents

  • Discuss recommendations to prevent transmission of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs)

  • Describe when employee work restrictions should be implemented

  • Describe steps taken in an employee infectious disease exposure follow-up

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. 

  • Infection Preventionists

  • Licensed Nurses

  • Directors of Staff Development

  • Directors of Nursing

  • Administrators

Course Content

​Transmission-Based and Standard Precautions

  • Review when isolation precautions should be initiated and which are the most appropriate

  • Review cohorting of residents and concepts of complex cohorting

  • Identify proper isolation of case studies

Understand isolation precautions including proper room placement and personal protective equipment (PPE) use

Demystifying Enhanced Standard Precautions

  • How to assess residents to determine whether Enhanced Standard Precautions can be initiated

  • Understand how Enhanced Standard Precautions can be utilized to minimize the spread of multi-drug resistant organisms

Understand the principles of Enhanced Standard Precautions and when they should be implemented

Managing Employees with Infections or Exposures

  • Review assessing of employees with exposures to infectious diseases to determine appropriate steps to take

  • Identify work restrictions to implement on employees with infections or infectious diseases

Describe how to develop a contact list for employee exposures to infectious diseases and which work restrictions to implement on employees with infections

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.

Managing Isolation Precautions Intensive




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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