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Proficient Infection Preventionist
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: Events

The Proficient Infection Preventionist
Skill building for Infection Prevention & Control in LRT

Beginning Wednesday, April 12, 2023
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

This 8 week webinar series emphasizes skill building for the Post-Acute Care Infection Preventionist (IP) with a focus on establishing and managing an effective IPC program in the SNF/LTC/AL setting.

Target Audience: Infection Preventionists, DONs, Nurses, Administrators, Clinical Leaders in SNF/LTC/AL settings

The series will provide a framework for supporting the Infection Preventionist with solid systems for sustained infection control, resources for compliant surveillance, data collection and outbreak management and guidance for managing evolving regulatory requirements through a monthly remote learning group with other Infection Preventionists nationwide.

Let 2023 be the year that you invest in developing the proficiency of your Infection Preventionist team - register to join the 8 week series beginning in April.

Webinar Schedule:

Entire Series Registration   

Individual registration linked to date

April 12
Roles and Responsibilities of the Capable Infection Preventionist
Describe the roles and responsibilities of the IP
Understand the training and qualifications of the IP role
Describe skills for being an effective IP
Identify resources available to support IPs

April 19
Developing an Exceptional Infection Control & Prevention Program
Describe the purpose of the IPC program
Identify primary activities of the IPC program
Establish a process for developing and implementing IPC policies and procedures and risk assessment

April 26
Conducting Skillful IPC Program Surveillance
Describe the role of surveillance in the IPC program
Describe practical applications of surveillance activities
Explain benefit of using standardized definitions in surveillance

May 3
Adept Antibiotic Stewardship for the Infection Preventionist
Define antibiotic stewardship and its importance in nursing facilities
Describe the core elements of antibiotic stewardship
Identify strategies for implementing an effective antibiotic stewardship program

May 10
Managing Infectious Diseases Common in LTC
Identify some of the most common infectious diseases of interest to IP in post-acute setting
Identify associated pathogens for the most common infectious diseases
Describe the diagnosis, transmission, clinical presentation, and infection prevention and control measures for some of the most common infectious diseases

May 17
Expert Outbreak Management for the Infection Preventionist
Describe the steps used in investigating outbreaks in the nursing facility
Describe measures used to control and prevent outbreaks in the nursing facility
Identify infection prevention practices to assess during an outbreak

May 24
Ship-Shape Cleaning & Disinfection for the Infection Preventionist
Describe the role of environmental surfaces in the transmission of pathogens
Describe recommended practices for cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces
Describe how to incorporate recommended practices into the facility IPC program

May 31
Astute Survey Prepardness & Application of Infection Control
Describe the procedures used by surveyors to assess infection control practices
Describe regulatory requirements related to infection prevention and control
Apply strategies to prevent infection control citations

Two ways to register:
Entire Series Pricing: 
LeadingAge Connecticut members and subscribers $600
Non-members $1000

Individual Webinar Pricing: (Individual registration linked to date.)  
LeadingAge Connecticut members and subscribers $75
Non-members $125

Registration is a commitment to pay in full and the deadline to register is the Friday before each webinar

Registration is for one computer login access per webinar.

Recordings of live sessions are included with the webinar purchase.

1.0 CT NHA CEU per webinar will be issued to attendees post event

Please contact LeadingAge Connecticut at 203-678-4477 or [email protected] with any questions.

Proactive Training Team: The Proactive clinical education team includes experienced health facility administrator, legal nurse consultant, compliance officer, MDS and reimbursement experts with backgrounds in multi-facility operations, contract therapy services, survey management, healthcare compliance, clinical program development, QAPI, and litigation support. Learn more about their team at www.proactivemedicalreview.com.