Infection Prevention and Control Core Practices for Managing COVID-19

This package includes six 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

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

Components visible upon registration.

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.

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