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    Overview

    Staff trust leaders when they believe that they care about them (empathy), have faith in their judgment and competence (logic), and think they are acting with the real person (authenticity). When trust is absent between leaders and staff in long term care facilities, vaccination uptake, patient safety, quality of care, and staff well-being are all negatively impacted.  

    AHCA/NAL is equipping leaders with trust-building skills and practices through Building Trust: A Strategy to Improve Patient Safety, Staff Wellbeing & Vaccine Uptake in Long Term Care. Based on the science of trust building, this 4-lesson virtual program is full of tools and resources to help leaders build trust with staff.   

    Course Learning Objectives:   

    After completing this course, learners will be able to: 

    • Assess the presence of trust in your facility 
    • Identify the impact of experienced  inequities on building trust 
    • Ask open-ended honest questions and listen for understanding in conversations with staff 
    • Use a one-to-one meeting to build trust and secure commitments  
    • Address misinformation in a culturally sensitive manner 
    • Facilitate psychologically safe conversations among teams 
    • Elicit and connect to people’s shared values to motivate commitment to vaccinations 
    • Design and implement a strategy to build trust across the organization
    Course Participants:  

    This course is designed for formal and informal leaders within long term care in both clinical and non-clinical roles. This includes administrators, DON’s, medical directors, senior leaders, department heads, as well as infection preventionists, quality improvement coordinators, influential staff. Learners in a wide range of roles and across diverse cultural contexts and geographies will find value in the course. 

    Learners are encouraged (but not required) to enroll with a colleague with whom they can practice the skills and offer one another feedback. 

    Course Requirements:  

    Each Course will have:  

    • Practice exercise & reflection  
    • Key Takeaways  
    • Featured Resources  
    • Recommended Resources  

    Participation in the course requires approximately 2-3 hours per session for four sessions, including video lectures, readings and time applying the new knowledge and skills. Time commitments vary per session. 

    At the end of this course, learners will receive a certificate of completion. To receive this certificate, learners must: 

    • Complete all course videos  
    • Complete the post-course evaluation 


      Cost: These Trainings are offered free of charge.

      © 2022 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. 

      All Building Trust: A Strategy to Improve Patient Safety, Staff Wellbeing & Vaccine Uptake in Long Term Care materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.

    • Contains 18 Component(s), Includes Credits

      Working in post acute and long term care is incredibly rewarding. It is also stressful due to the demands and pressures that are faced on a daily basis. The workforce crisis and COVID-19 have exacerbated this stress creating even more challenges for those who work in long term care. This course is aimed at reinvigorating your passion for long term care by providing you with tools and resources you can immediately use to decrease your perceived stress levels and help your team members do the same to aid with staff retention. Self-care is essential and is the key to self-managing stressful situations. If you are not taking care of yourself first, how can you be expected to take care of others? It is time to put yourself first!  Mindfulness-based stress reduction learned in this training can help put self-care back into your daily routine and support you in doing what you do best. 

      Course Objectives:

      • Identify what stress is.
      • Identify why we fail at self-care.
      • Examine the importance of self-care.
      • Describe the mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program.
      • Discuss how to use the MBSR program to improve staff retention, resiliency, and improve job satisfaction.
      • Describe how to establish a MBSR program peer support group.
      • Discuss the sustainability of MBSR programs.
      • Identify which MBSR program strategy you can implement today to decrease your stress.

      Presenter: Pamela Truscott, MSN/Ed, DNS-CT, QCP, RAC-CT, CDP, Director, Clinical and Regulatory Services

      Cost:

      $199 for AHCA/NCAL members

      $249 for non-members

      Additional discounts are available for groups 26+

      3.50 NAB CEs and 3.0 CEs through the Iowa Board of Nursing are available upon course completion.


      © 2022 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. 

      All Improving Staff Resiliency and Retention: An Action Plan that Works materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.

      Please use Google Chrome for the best user experience. 

      One individual can purchase multiple registrations for more participants by adding them to their cart during the checkout process. Please note, for this option to work, every participant will need to have an ahcancalED account first. 

      To add several participants, please click the green button in the cart that says: 

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      You will then be able to search for more than one participant using their email address. If the person making payment should not have access to the course, then you can remove yourself by clicking the red "remove" button by your name.

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      *Payment Tip: The price of the training will be based on each registrant’s member type (member or non-member). please be sure when you are paying with a credit card the bill-to and shipping address are the same* 

      If you need assistance, please email educate@ahca.org

    • Contains 1 Component(s)

      Long term care facilities are incredibly stressful environments. Working with people can be stressful. The staffing crisis and COVID-19 have exacerbated the stress creating even more challenges for those who work in long term care. This session is aimed at reinvigorating your passion for long term care by providing you with tools and resources you can immediately use to decrease your perceived stress levels and help your team members do the same. Self-care is absolutely essential and is the secret to surviving stressful situations. If you are not taking care of yourself first, how can you be expected to take care of others. It is time to put yourself first!

      Learning Objectives:

      • After attending this session, participants will be able to:
        • Identify stressful situations within their environment.
        • Employ stress reduction techniques that work.
        • Decrease their overall perceived stress levels.

      Presenter:

      Pamela Truscott MSN/Ed, DNS-CT, QCP, RAC-CT, CDP 

      Cost:

      $25 AHCA/NCAL Members

      $65 Non-members

      This 34-minute learning session does not come with CEs.


      © 2022 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. 

      All Self-Care: The Secret to Surviving! materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.

      Please use Google Chrome for the best user experience. 

      One individual can purchase multiple registrations for more participants by adding them to their cart during the checkout process. Please note, for this option to work, every participant will need to have an ahcancalED account first. 

      To add several participants, please click the green button in the cart that says: 

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      You will then be able to search for more than one participant using their email address. If the person making payment should not have access to the course, then you can remove yourself by clicking the red "remove" button by your name.

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      *Payment Tip: The price of the training will be based on each registrant’s member type (member or non-member). please be sure when you are paying with a credit card the bill-to and shipping address are the same* 

      If you need assistance, please email educate@ahca.org

    • Contains 20 Component(s), Includes Credits

      Fluctuating demand for PPE along with the expanded use of PPE as a result of COVID-19 and other infectious agents (e.g., multi-drug resistant organisms) coupled with the fluctuating availability of PPE has created the need for a robust PPE inventory management program. This also applies to COVID-19 point of care testing equipment and supplies.

      The PPE and POC testing Inventory Supply Management training is a case-based learning program that incorporates technical skills with real-life examples to illustrate the critical component that inventory and supply management brings to the facility and its success during day-to-day operations as well as when outbreaks occur.  Through this training, participants will identify how to predict conventional use inventory needs versus outbreak status when contingency or crisis capacity may be needed.  Facilities will identify how regular workweek needs versus weekend or holiday needs may differ in terms of how to navigate the changing environment of PPE and COVID-19 testing needs.  Participants will gain knowledge and insight on inventory rotation to prevent supplies from expiring as well as the unique needs of stand-alone facilities versus those of corporate chains.  Case examples will be utilized to engage learners in assessing the situation and identifying best practices moving forward.  Participants will gain knowledge and skills on how to predict when acute shortages may occur and how to navigate the process of accessing facility needs and adjusting based on the assessment findings. 

      4.50 NAB approved CEs and 4.50 contact hours for nurses through the Iowa Board of Nursing will be awarded upon successful completion.
      Cost:
      • $199 AHCA/NCAL Members
      • $650 Non-members


      © 2022 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. 

      All Inventory Supply Management for PPE and COVID-19 Point of Care Testing materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.

    • Contains 6 Component(s)
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      Welcome to the Grief, Trauma, & the Impact of COVID-19 on Residents & Staff course for facility groups. Since this is an option designed for group/team viewing, only one person from a facility should register as the facility representative. This can be the facility Administrator or Director of Nursing. Once the course has been purchased, you will receive an email confirmation with next steps. Please note: this course does not offer CE upon completion and access expires one year from purchase.

      COVID-19 has rocked the country and the globe.  With tens of millions of confirmed cases, hundreds of thousands of deaths, and countless people who have been directly and indirectly impacted it is no wonder why trauma and grief are so high.  COVID-19 is not choosey as to who it targets but is like a wildfire burning out of control.  Regardless of whether you are in the trenches battling against the war or seeking isolation to prevent the virus from reaching you every person has been impacted.  This three part training will provide a comprehensive overview of COVID-19, as well as grief and trauma and the impact it has on residents and staff.  The first part will review COVID-19 and the impact it has on the grief process. Participants are encouraged to review all three parts to gain the full insight of the impact COVID-19 has had and the connection to grief and trauma.  The second part will review COVID-19 and the impact it has on trauma as well as providing trauma-informed care to both residents and staff.  The third part will review the core practices for providing care to both residents and staff and the relationship to trauma, grief, and COVID-19.

       
      Total course objectives/outcomes include:
      1. Explain the basics of how COVID-19 spreads and how to reduce potential spread.
      2. Describe the grief process.
      3. Identify the five common stages of grief and how they apply to COVID-19.
      4. Discuss anticipatory grief and the relationship to COVID-19.
      5. Explore methods to manage grief during COVID-19.
      6. Explain trauma as it relates to COVID-19 and its impact.
      7. Explore trauma-informed care and the correlation to COVID-19.
      8. Discuss the Core Practices and the relationship to COVID-19 care.
      9. Describe the process for bringing it all together to provide care to residents and staff.
      10. Discuss the Core Practices and the relationship to COVID-19 care.
      Cost:
      $250 for AHCA/NCAL Members
      $650 for general public/ non-members
      Audience:

      All staff and leadership in long-term care facilities

      How to Register:
      1. If you are new to this site, you will need to CREATE AN ACCOUNT. AHCA/NCAL members will need to add the facility name to their profile at the time of creating an account. If you cannot locate your facility by name, then search by zip code. Non-Members, you are welcome to add your company name. If you do not see it listed, please email educate@ahca.org and we will help you. 
      2. Members who have an existing account can login using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password. Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register. If you have forgotten your password click here. If you are new to the site you can create an account here. After doing so, you will be able to register for the webinar.
      3. After you create your account, go back to the course and click REGISTERYou will then be prompted to complete the payment process in your cart.
      4. Once you have purchased the course, it will be conveniently located in your "My Dashboard". To begin the course, click the Course contents tab. Then click on the first item and complete it. You can move through the course at your own pace, stopping and returning to where you left off anytime.
      5. To avoid technical problems, use CHROME. Do not use Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer does not work well with this site.
      6. If you need assistance, please e-mail your questions to educate@ahca.org. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

      © 2022 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. 

      All Grief, Trauma, & The Impact of COVID-19 on Residents & Staff: For Facilities materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.

    • Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits
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      COVID-19 has rocked the country and the globe.  With tens of millions of confirmed cases, hundreds of thousands of deaths, and countless people who have been directly and indirectly impacted it is no wonder why trauma and grief are so high.  COVID-19 is not choosey as to who it targets but is like a wildfire burning out of control.  Regardless of whether you are in the trenches battling against the war or seeking isolation to prevent the virus from reaching you every person has been impacted.  This three part training will provide a comprehensive overview of COVID-19, as well as grief and trauma and the impact it has on residents and staff.  The first part will review COVID-19 and the impact it has on the grief process. Participants are encouraged to review all three parts to gain the full insight of the impact COVID-19 has had and the connection to grief and trauma.  The second part will review COVID-19 and the impact it has on trauma as well as providing trauma-informed care to both residents and staff.  The third part will review the core practices for providing care to both residents and staff and the relationship to trauma, grief, and COVID-19.

       
      Total course objectives/outcomes include:
      1. Explain the basics of how COVID-19 spreads and how to reduce potential spread.
      2. Describe the grief process.
      3. Identify the five common stages of grief and how they apply to COVID-19.
      4. Discuss anticipatory grief and the relationship to COVID-19.
      5. Explore methods to manage grief during COVID-19.
      6. Explain trauma as it relates to COVID-19 and its impact.
      7. Explore trauma-informed care and the correlation to COVID-19.
      8. Discuss the Core Practices and the relationship to COVID-19 care.
      9. Describe the process for bringing it all together to provide care to residents and staff.
      10. Discuss the Core Practices and the relationship to COVID-19 care.
      Continuing Education:

      3.50 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion and 3.0 contact hours for nurses through the Iowa Board of Nursing.

      Cost:
      $100 for AHCA/NCAL Members
      $450 for general public/ non-members
      Audience:

      All staff and leadership in long-term care facilities

      How to Register:
      1. If you are new to this site, you will need to CREATE AN ACCOUNT. AHCA/NCAL members will need to add the facility name to their profile at the time of creating an account. If you cannot locate your facility by name, then search by zip code. Non-Members, you are welcome to add your company name. If you do not see it listed, please email educate@ahca.org and we will help you. 
      2. Members who have an existing account can login using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password. Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register. If you have forgotten your password click here. If you are new to the site you can create an account here. After doing so, you will be able to register for the webinar.
      3. After you create your account, go back to the course and click REGISTERYou will then be prompted to complete the payment process in your cart.
      4. Once you have purchased the course, it will be conveniently located in your "My Dashboard". To begin the course, click the Course contents tab. Then click on the first item and complete it. You can move through the course at your own pace, stopping and returning to where you left off anytime.
      5. To avoid technical problems, use CHROME. Do not use Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer does not work well with this site.
      6. If you need assistance, please e-mail your questions to educate@ahca.org. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

      © 2022 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. 

      All Grief, Trauma, & The Impact of COVID-19 on Residents & Staff materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.

      How can an organization group register and pay?

      AHCA offers the following discount structure for groups: 

      • 5-9 - $10 off each
      • 10-19 - $15 off each
      • 20 or more - $20 off each
      To register by Check, follow these instructions:
      • Email educate@ahca.org to request a payment form. A representative at this email address will forward to you a payment form and spreadsheet. 
      • Both payment form and spreadsheet detailing individual registrants should be returned to educate@ahca.org.
      • The payment form along with full payment should be remitted to AHCA/NCAL, ATTN: Finance Department, 1201 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.
      • Once payment is confirmed and registrant information has been processed, individual registrants will receive an e-mail from educate@ahca.org with information to access the Grief, Trauma, & The Impact of COVID-19 on Residents & Staff Training.

      Please contact educate@ahca.org if you have any questions.

      When purchasing online with credit card, follow the instructions below. Please note, this option is for groups with less than 5. The discount noted above will not apply.

      Please use Google Chrome for the best user experience. One individual can purchase multiple registrations for more participants by adding them to their cart during the checkout process. Please note, for this option to work, every participant will need to have an ahcancalED account first. 

      To add several participants, please click the green button in the cart that says: 

       image . 

      You will then be able to search for more than one participant using their email address. If the person making payment should not have access to the course, then you can remove yourself by clicking the red "remove" button by your name.

       image

      *Payment Tip: The price of the training will be based on each registrant’s member type (member or non-member). please be sure when you are paying with a credit card the bill-to and shipping address are the same* 

      If you need assistance, please email educate@ahca.org

    • Contains 7 Component(s)

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

      • Introduction: The Infection Prevention and Control Program/Core Practices Connection
      • Self-Assessment
      • Communication and Documentation
      • Cohorting and Testing
      • Fostering Social Connections
      • Supporting Staff Wellness
      • Infection Control Focused Survey

      Each action brief combines two key concepts – infection prevention and control and core practices. Infection prevention and control (IP&C) is an essential component of care in all long-term care centers. Vital to the success of the IP&C program is a set of core practices that are the foundational building blocks for success in every aspect of resident care. 

      Core practices are a set of principles that revolve around providing reliable, person-centered care and doing the right thing in the right way. High performing health care systems are distinguished by a set of underlying core practices that allow them to effectively put systems in place for reliable care. Implementation of core practices will help make your infection prevention and control program more effective.

      Action briefs are designed to be quick references to help long-term care providers with meaningful implementation and tips. Please reach out to AHCA/NCAL at covid19@ahca.org with any questions.

      This package is free to AHCA/NCAL members


      © 2022 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. 

      All Infection Prevention and Control Core Practices for Managing COVID-19 materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.

      Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) Version 2

      $450 AHCA/NCAL Members | $650 Non-Members   REGISTER HERE

      AHCA Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) is a specialized course of study for healthcare professionals who desire to serve as Infection Preventionists (IPs) as established in the CMS Reform of Requirements of Participation for Long Term Care Facilities. Through this program, individuals will be specially trained to effectively implement and manage an Infection Prevention and Control Program in a nursing center.

      It addresses both clinical and organizational systems, processes and cultural aspects of infection prevention and control which are fundamental to effectively leading and administering a center’s Infection Prevention & Control program. 

      5 ANCC approved contact hours and 22 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion.

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

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

      Intended for Nurses, Administrators, Nursing Home Leadership/Management (Clinical & Non-Clinical Leaders). 3 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion.

      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    REGISTER HERE 

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

    • 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. 

      This course is appropriate for all people who work in nursing homes, assisted living, and ID/DD facilities. 

      Learning Objectives:

      • Discuss what COVID-19 is
      • Identify signs and symptoms of COVID-19
      • Explain your role in reporting suspicions of COVID-19
      • Discuss basics of infection prevention and control practices
      • Examine the future of infection prevention and control
      Cost: $350 AHCA/NCAL Members Only

      Facility registration includes a one-year facility subscription option with unlimited use.  Facilities will use one individual's login to access the material throughout the year that may viewed individually or in small groups as part of staff in-service trainings.   

      Each facility subscription registration runs 12 months from the date the course is first opened. 

      No CEs available are available for this course.  


      © 2022 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. 

      All Basics of Infection Prevention & Control in the Post-COVID-19 World materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.

      Pamela Truscott, MSN, RN, DNS-CT, QCP

      Senior Manager, Clinical and Regulatory Services with the American Health Care Association

      Pamela Truscott, MSN, RN, DNS-CT, QCP is the Senior Manager, Clinical and Regulatory Services with the American Health Care Association (AHCA).  She joined the AHCA family in June 2019 and has been actively involved with a variety of education, tools and resources such as: trauma-informed care, behavioral health, functional outcomes improvement, and infection prevention and control.  Prior to joining AHCA, Pam worked for the Nebraska Health Care Association as the Vice President of Professional Development for seven years.  She is an active member in the American Nurses Association as well as the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nurses.  Pam has over 20 years of long-term care experience and shares a passion for growing education and cultivating new leaders in long-term care.  

      Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) Version 2

      $450 AHCA/NCAL Members | $650 Non-Members   REGISTER HERE

      AHCA Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) is a specialized course of study for healthcare professionals who desire to serve as Infection Preventionists (IPs) as established in the CMS Reform of Requirements of Participation for Long Term Care Facilities. Through this program, individuals will be specially trained to effectively implement and manage an Infection Prevention and Control Program in a nursing center.

      It addresses both clinical and organizational systems, processes and cultural aspects of infection prevention and control which are fundamental to effectively leading and administering a center’s Infection Prevention & Control program. 

      5 ANCC approved contact hours and 22 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion.

      Infection Prevention and Control Core Practices for Managing COVID-19

      Free to AHCA/NCAL members   REGISTER HERE 

      This package includes six 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. Please reach out to AHCA/NCAL at covid19@ahca.org with any questions.

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

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

      Intended for Nurses, Administrators, Nursing Home Leadership/Management (Clinical & Non-Clinical Leaders). 3 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion.

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

    • 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. 

      This course is appropriate for all people who work in nursing homes, assisted living, and ID/DD facilities. 

      Learning Objectives:

      • Discuss what COVID-19 is
      • Identify signs and symptoms of COVID-19
      • Explain your role in reporting suspicions of COVID-19
      • Discuss basics of infection prevention and control practices
      • Examine the future of infection prevention and control
      Cost:

      $25 AHCA/NCAL Members

      $65 Non-members


      © 2022 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. 

      All Basics of Infection Prevention & Control in the Post-COVID-19 World materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.

      Pamela Truscott, MSN, RN, DNS-CT, QCP

      Senior Manager, Clinical and Regulatory Services with the American Health Care Association

      Pamela Truscott, MSN, RN, DNS-CT, QCP is the Senior Manager, Clinical and Regulatory Services with the American Health Care Association (AHCA).  She joined the AHCA family in June 2019 and has been actively involved with a variety of education, tools and resources such as: trauma-informed care, behavioral health, functional outcomes improvement, and infection prevention and control.  Prior to joining AHCA, Pam worked for the Nebraska Health Care Association as the Vice President of Professional Development for seven years.  She is an active member in the American Nurses Association as well as the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nurses.  Pam has over 20 years of long-term care experience and shares a passion for growing education and cultivating new leaders in long-term care.  

      Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) Version 2

      $450 AHCA/NCAL Members | $650 Non-Members   REGISTER HERE

      AHCA Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) is a specialized course of study for healthcare professionals who desire to serve as Infection Preventionists (IPs) as established in the CMS Reform of Requirements of Participation for Long Term Care Facilities. Through this program, individuals will be specially trained to effectively implement and manage an Infection Prevention and Control Program in a nursing center.

      It addresses both clinical and organizational systems, processes and cultural aspects of infection prevention and control which are fundamental to effectively leading and administering a center’s Infection Prevention & Control program. 

      5 ANCC approved contact hours and 22 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion.

      Infection Prevention and Control Core Practices for Managing COVID-19

      Free to AHCA/NCAL members   REGISTER HERE 

      This package includes six 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. Please reach out to AHCA/NCAL at covid19@ahca.org with any questions.

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

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

      Intended for Nurses, Administrators, Nursing Home Leadership/Management (Clinical & Non-Clinical Leaders). 3 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion.

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

    • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

      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.

      Learning Objectives:
      • Describe the biology and spread of COVID-19 
      • Explain the regulatory requirements 
      • Discuss tracking illness & reporting to States/NHSN
      • Identify steps for monitoring staff use of PPE, TBC, & handwashing 
      • Describe the process of cohorting 
      • Discuss using ICAR to conduct self-assessment 
      • Explain the process and necessity for screening visitors 
      • Discuss notifying residents, families, & resident representatives 
      • Review infection prevention and control in the post-COVID-19 world
      3.0 NAB approved CEs and 3 contact hours for nurses through the Iowa Board of Nursing will be awarded upon successful completion of the quiz. 
      Intended Audience: 

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

      Cost:
      • $199 AHCA/NCAL members
      • $249 general public/ nonmembers 

      © 2022 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. 

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      Pamela Truscott, MSN, RN, DNS-CT, QCP

      Senior Manager, Clinical and Regulatory Services with the American Health Care Association

      Pamela Truscott, MSN, RN, DNS-CT, QCP is the Senior Manager, Clinical and Regulatory Services with the American Health Care Association (AHCA).  She joined the AHCA family in June 2019 and has been actively involved with a variety of education, tools and resources such as: trauma-informed care, behavioral health, functional outcomes improvement, and infection prevention and control.  Prior to joining AHCA, Pam worked for the Nebraska Health Care Association as the Vice President of Professional Development for seven years.  She is an active member in the American Nurses Association as well as the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nurses.  Pam has over 20 years of long-term care experience and shares a passion for growing education and cultivating new leaders in long-term care.  

      Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) Version 2

      $450 AHCA/NCAL Members | $650 Non-Members   REGISTER HERE

      AHCA Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) is a specialized course of study for healthcare professionals who desire to serve as Infection Preventionists (IPs) as established in the CMS Reform of Requirements of Participation for Long Term Care Facilities. Through this program, individuals will be specially trained to effectively implement and manage an Infection Prevention and Control Program in a nursing center.

      It addresses both clinical and organizational systems, processes and cultural aspects of infection prevention and control which are fundamental to effectively leading and administering a center’s Infection Prevention & Control program. 

      5 ANCC approved contact hours and 22 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion.

      Infection Prevention and Control Core Practices for Managing COVID-19

      Free to AHCA/NCAL members   REGISTER HERE 

      This package includes six 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. Please reach out to AHCA/NCAL at covid19@ahca.org with any questions.

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

      Free to AHCA/NCAL members & general public    REGISTER HERE 

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

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