Infection Prevention Resources

Infection Preventionist Specialized Training - IPCO Version 2

$450 Member | $650 Non-Member  

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Intended for Nurses, Administrators, Nursing Home Leadership/Management (Clinical & Non-Clinical Leaders). 

25 ANCC approved contact hours & 22 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion.

Infection Prevention & Control in the Post-COVID-19 World

$199 AHCA/NCAL Member | $249 Non-Member  

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Intended for Nurses, Administrators, Nursing Home Leadership/Management (Clinical & Non-Clinical Leaders). 

3 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion and 3 contact hours for nurses through the Iowa Board of Nursing.

Basics of Infection Prevention & Control in the Post-COVID-19 World

Free to AHCA/NCAL members & general public  

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This course is appropriate for all people who work in nursing homes.

Infection Prevention and Control Core Practices for Managing COVID-19

Free to AHCA/NCAL members 

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This package includes seven action briefs that focus on five key areas in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Action briefs are designed to be quick references to help long-term care providers with meaningful implementation and tips.

Coronavirus Educational Resources: Stay Up to Date

Visit our COVID webpage here. In addition to this page, check the webpage here for daily for the latest information that AHCA/NCAL has to share with our members about COVID-19. AHCA/NCAL is working nationally with the CDC to ensure our members are receiving necessary supplies and guidance to prevent the spread of this disease.

Catalog

  • Basics of Infection Prevention & Control in the Post-COVID-19 World

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    The COVID_19 pandemic has challenged infection prevention and control practices. This course will review how COVID-19 spreads, what signs and symptoms of COVID-19 are, and report illness. It will review what your role is in reporting suspicions of respiratory illness. It will review the basics of infection prevention and control practices including the future of infection prevention and control.

  • COVID-19 Webinar & Educational Resources

    Contains 10 Component(s)

    As concerns arise with the emerging 2019 Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, AHCA/NCAL is working nationally with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure our members receive necessary supplies and guidance to prevent the spread of this disease.

  • Infection Prevention & Control in the Post-COVID-19 World

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the healthcare industry to its core. Infection prevention and control practices have been challenged at every corner. This course will review how COVID-19 spreads, how to track and report the illness including the regulatory requirements for infection prevention and control. It will review the basics of infection prevention and control practices and will look at the future of infection prevention and control. The course will describe the process for cohorting and utilizing testing to inform cohorting practices. It will look at how to conduct self-assessment processes to continually evaluate and improve the infection prevention and control program in long term care centers. Lastly, the course will review the process and necessity of screening practices and notifications to residents, families, and their representatives including the importance of communication.

  • Infection Preventionist Specialized Training - IPCO Version 2

    Contains 37 Component(s)

    This course will provide specialized training for designated Infection Preventionists, who are responsible for the infection prevention and control program at their skilled nursing center or assisted living community. REGISTRATIONS for IPCO MUST be done by the individual who will be taking the course, under their individual login. Registrations CANNOT be done by another person or under another person’s login.

  • Member Sharing: Antibiotic Stewardship Program

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Resource shared by Genesis HealthCare that uses the CDC Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes.

  • Member Sharing: Legionella Prevention and Water Management

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Legionnaires’ disease is caused by a type of bacterium called Legionella. Those at risk include persons who are at least 50 years old, smokers, or those with underlying medical conditions such as chronic lung disease or immunosuppression. Outbreaks have been linked to poorly maintained water systems in buildings with large or complex water systems including hospitals and long-term care facilities. Transmission can occur via aerosols from devices such as showerheads, cooling towers, hot tubs, and decorative fountains.

  • Phase 3: Infection Preventionist Role & Competencies Tool

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Purpose & Intent of §483.80: Designated Infection Preventionist (IP) Role & Competencies. CMS requires each center to designate one or more individual(s) as the infection preventionist(s) (IPs) who are responsible for the center’s Infection Prevention and Control Program.** AHCA has outlined information for centers to consider when developing the role of the Infection Preventionist.

  • Water Management Training

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    Post-acute and long-term care facilities provide care and services to vulnerable populations who may become critically ill when steps are not taken to reduce the risk of waterborne diseases. Healthcare facilities are integral to the health and well-being of the communities and residents they serve. In order to maintain daily operations and care services, healthcare facilities need to develop an effective water management plan to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a total or partial interruption of the facility’s normal water supply. The water management course will provide post-acute and long-term care facilities with information on what a water management plan is, how to identify the elements of an effective water management program, and how to develop and maintain a comprehensive water management program in your facility.

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