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

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.

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

This program is free and available to AHCA/NCAL members and general public. 

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.

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