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Infection Preventionist Basic Bootcamp for LTC Providers

$699.00

Infection Preventionist Basic Bootcamp for LTC Providers

$699.00
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VIRTUAL - VIA ZOOM MEETINGS

UPDATED COURSE MATERIALS - NOW 20 HOURS INSTRUCTION HOURS

This course, for new Infection Preventionists is intended for nurses that are new to the position of Infection Preventionist. This 20-hour course will provide the basics of learning key aspects of the role that are necessary to begin the job of an Infection Preventionist. This interactive course provides opportunities for learners to ask questions and participate in case studies. The Infection Prevention and Control Manual is included with the price of the training.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the role of the Infection Preventionist
  2. Describe the daily responsibilities of the Infection Preventionist
  3. Verbalize the key components of an effective Infection Prevention and Control Program
  4. Describe the principles of Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions
  5. Identify implementation of a system to prevent healthcare-associated infections
  6. Discuss the two types of surveillance and how to implement them in the facility
  7. Verbalize interdisciplinary team involvement, education and competency with infection prevention and control
  8. Verbalize the understanding of the importance of employees, residents, families, visitors and practitioners on the infection control practices and antibiotic stewardship
  9. Outline an education process for new and existing employees for best practices
  10. Describe how to access key resources for updated information for program inclusion
  11. Describe the role of the Infection Preventionist in the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) process
  12. Describe the essential role of the Infection Preventionist in supporting all departments with infection prevention and control

Content/Topics included in the training:

  • Role and responsibilities of the Infection Preventionist
  • Infection Prevention and Control Basics
  • Resident Assessment, Admissions, Resident Care Basics
  • Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • Principles of Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Components of an effective Infection Prevention and Control Program
  • Key resources for updated information and program inclusion
  • Resident Care Equipment
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Infection Prevention and Device Management
  • Point of Care Testing
  • Safe Injection Practices
  • Multi-drug Resistant Organisms
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Resident Immunizations and Vaccinations
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Environment of Care and Water Management
  • Cleaning, Disinfection, Sterilization, Asepsis, and Environmental Controls
  • Linen/Laundry
  • Infection Preventionist Position Description
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Daily Responsibilities of the Infection Preventionist
  • Surveillance, Mapping, Tracking and Trending, Investigating
  • Data: Making Sense of the Information
  • The Importance of a Solid Communication Process
  • Reporting
  • Education for new and existing (Employees, Residents, Families, Visitors, Practitioners, etc.)
  • Outbreak Management
  • Employee (Occupational) Health
  • Interdisciplinary Involvement
  • Infection Preventionist’s role in the QAPI process
  • And more!

Materials and the Print manual will be sent approximately 1 week prior to the start date.  For those registering less than 2 weeks before the start date, the print manual may not arrive by the first day of class.

No refunds will be issued after materials are sent.

This educational offering has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

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