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.
- 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)*
- 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.