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WHATFree on-line training class for infection prevention and control for nursing home staff.
WHYTo train health care professionals working with elderly in long-term care on infectious disease control and to prevent outbreaks.
WHEREThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Program Description

“The Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course is made up of 23 modules and submodules addressing a variety of topics including an overview of the IPC program and the role of the infection preventionist, infection surveillance and outbreak management, infection prevention practices such as hand hygiene, and antibiotic stewardship.”

The Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course aims to help prevent elderly in nursing homes from being at risk for infection.

Infectious disease control and prevention training is appropriate for physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, licensed practical and vocational nurses, nursing home administrators, program managers, and other health educators.

The aim of infection prevention and control training is to identify:

  • Ways pathogens spread in nursing homes.
  • Risk factors that contribute to infections and antibiotic resistance.
  • Recommended infection prevention and control practices and strategies to detect, prevent, and control pathogen transmission in nursing homes.
  • How the infection preventionist works with nursing home staff, health departments and others.

The Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course covers the following infection prevention control and training topics:

  • The Infection Preventionist
  • Infection Surveillance
  • Outbreaks
  • Principles of Standard Precautions
  • Principles of Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Injection Safety
  • Respiratory Hygiene and Cough Etiquette
  • Catheters
  • Infection Prevention during Wound Care
  • Point-of-Care Blood Testing
  • Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Linen Management
  • Preventing Respiratory Infection
  • Tuberculosis Prevention
  • Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes
  • And more

The Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course is available through CDC TRAIN which provides free public health programs and training by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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