Join FHCA March 20-22 for Infection Prevention and Control Training

Register by Tuesday, March 13, and make plans to join FHCA’s NIPPing Infections in the Bud training on March 20-22 at the DoubleTree Sunrise Sawgrass Mills, in Sunrise, FL. Infection Prevention and Control has taken center stage as part of the CMS Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities. This specialized training will equip long term care facilities with the tools they need to participate in surveillance; learn and use infection control and containment practices; and adopt a proactive approach to preventing spread while being good stewards of antibiotics to preserve effectiveness of the agents available today.

FHCA has partnered with RB Health Partners, Inc., whose Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program© (NIPP) will be the focus of this training. Chad Rhone, Infection Prevention Advisor at RB Health Partners, Inc. will serve as the presenter.
NIPPing Infections in the Bud will consist of:
  • A full 16-hour program geared for those individuals who have primary professional training in nursing, medical technology, microbiology, epidemiology or other related field who will be responsible for the facility’s Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP)*
Learner Objectives:
FHCA’s specialized training delivers all the components of a compliant Infection Prevention and Control Program. Attendees will:

  • Learn how to develop systems for preventing, identifying, reporting, investigating, and controlling infections and communicable diseases across a broader range of nursing facility residents, guests, and staff.
  • Identify standards, policies and procedures that are mandated to support the systems, with expert guidance on surveillance and reporting.
  • Understand new staff training requirements and how to implement a compliant antibiotic stewardship program that includes antibiotic use protocols and systems for monitoring antibiotic use and recording incidents.
  • Learn how to connect the new Facility Assessment with the development of an IPCP. 
Registration closes on Tuesday, March 13 (or when the event is full, whichever comes first). Attendee registration includes 16 contact hours, lunch and refreshment breaks and the opportunity to take a post-training examination as evidence of having successfully completed the coursework in infection prevention and control. FHCA members save $200 off fees.
* Participants must bring their own personal protective equipment (PPE), which includes gowns, gloves, and disposable masks. For a complete list of learner objectives and a detailed agenda, visit the IPCP web page.
Click here to register online via FHCA’s event registration portal or download the registration form to sign up by mail/fax.