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IP Training: Intersection of Infection Preventionists and Control in Food Services Webinar
Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
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IP Training: Intersection of Infection Preventionists and Control
in Food Services Webinar

Presented in partnership with LeadingAge Iowa

June 25, 2024
2:30-3:30 pm EST

Who Should Attend: Infection Preventionists, Directors of Nursing, Culinary and Nutrition Services.

In recent years, the importance of infection prevention and control strategies in nursing homes has grown significantly. Increased regulatory scrutiny on food safety and sanitation requires infection preventionists to play a critical role in preventing foodborne illness.

Maintaining safe and sanitary food handling practices is essential to prevent foodborne illnesses. Workforce shortages and modernized household living models have expanded food services beyond just the culinary department. Individuals in nursing and activity roles may be the primary servers for resident meal and snack times. Which is why all staff must have adequate training and expertise in appropriate food safety and sanitation.

In addition, regulations require that long-term care staff know procedures for receiving outside food brought into nursing homes. This webinar aims to equip infection preventionists with the necessary steps to collaborate with food service leaders, staff, and personnel from other departments. By fostering collaboration, all staff can play a vital role in preventing foodborne illnesses.
•  Outline strategies for effective policies and procedures when outside food is brought in to residents.
•  Establish practices all staff must utilize to prevent illness.

Registration Fees:
Members/Subscribers - $75
Non-Members - $150

What's Included: Registration fee includes digital handout, one connection to the live webinar and instructions for receiving CE credit/attendance certificate for one person. A recording of the webinar is NOT included in the registration fee. This webinar will NOT be recorded.

The deadline to register is June 21, 2024.

Questions? Contact LeadingAge Connecticut at 203-678-4477 or [email protected] 

Speaker: Julie Halfpop, RDN, LD, Director of Nutrition Services, Martin Bros. Distributing Inc., Cedar Falls
Julie Halfpop is the director of nutrition services at Martin Bros. Distributing. She has devoted 35 years to inspiring dining strategies to maximize client satisfaction and wellness in senior living. She currently oversees 10 dietitians who work closely with senior living professionals in menu development, provision, and staff education.