Day 1 Schedule and Modules

Day 2 Schedule and Modules

8:00 - 8:15 am Welcome
Welcome and course overview
8:15-8:30 am Regulation
Rapid fire: Learn what regulations are impacting Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care Facilities
8:30-8:45 am Expertise Needed
Rapid Fire: Understand all the areas of expertise that are involved in the functions of the Infection Preventionist; all of these areas will be covered in this course
8:45-9:00 am The Role of the IP
Rapid Fire: Review of the roles and responsibilities of the Infection Preventionist
9:00-10:15 am Basic Microbiology
A review of basic microbiology essentials for the Infection Preventionist
10:30-11:45 am MDROs
Review of the most prevalent multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs), including C. difficile, seen in long-term care
12:15-1:15 pm Precautions
Description of Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions including what they are and for which infections they should be initiated
1:15-2:00 pm Surveillance
How to conduct surveillance in long-term care including tools needed
2:00-2:15 pm Communication
Rapid Fire: Basic tools to assist the Infection Preventionist in communicating with staff, physicians, administration, public health personnel, and surveyors
2:15-3:15 pm Case Studies
Review real surveillance case studies; learn how to use a surveillance log; participate in interactive surveillance exercises
3:30-4:15 pm Preventable HAIs
Learn about the most common preventable healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) in long-term care and interventions to prevent them
4:15-4:30 pm Hand Hygiene
Rapid Fire: Why is hand hygiene important in infection prevention
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Day 2
8:00-9:00 The Role of the Environmen
Understand the role that the environment plays in the transmission of organisms and learn steps to prevent transmission
9:00-10:00 Environmental Rounds
Interactive exercise on Environmental Rounds
10:15-11:15 am Common IDs in LTC
A review the epidemiology, transmission and prevention of the most common infectious diseases seen in long-term care
11:15-12:00 n Describe Skin Lesions
How to describe and document lesions including an interactive exercise in identifying lesions
12:30-1:15 pm Employees
Prevention of transmission of organisms to and from employees and how to manage an employee exposure to infectious diseases
1:15-2:00 pm Outbreak Management
How to identify an outbreak and management of an outbreak
2:00-3:00 pm Antibiotic Stewardship
The role of the Infection Preventionist in an Antibiotic Stewardship Program and how to establish a program
3:15-3:30 pm The IP as Educator
Rapid Fire: Adult education methods and techniques that the Infection Preventionist can employ when educating staff
3:30-3:45 pm Quality Tools
Rapid Fire: An exercise on using some of the basic quality assessment tools, e.g., RCA and Fishbone, for determining causes of problems
3:45-4:15 pm Survey Survival Tips
Rapid Fire: Tips of the trade to help navigate and participate in a CMS or Public Health facility survey
4:15-5:00 pm Putting It All Together
Putting together all the components of the Infection Prevention & Control Program and creating an action plan; what are the next steps to be taken by the participants
Q&A and Post-Test and Evaluation
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Tel: 747-206-4839

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