Learning, Inspiring, Sharing
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.
- 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.
Nurses, Administrators, Nursing Home Leadership/Management (Clinical & Non-Clinical Leaders)
- $199 AHCA/NCAL members
- $249 general public/ nonmembers
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 email@example.com 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.