In this series healthcare providers and lay providers will gain knowledge of the issue of infections and resistance in long-term care communities.

CEU contact hours: Pending.

Infection Control and Prevention
Learn about the importance of developing and maintaining infection prevention and control processes in long-term care settings.
Module 1 Introduction
Dr. Tracie Harrison provides an overview of the topic of infection prevention and control and how following proper guidelines for immunizations and hand hygiene can save lives.
Unit 1 Introduction
Module 2 Overview of State and Federal Regulations
An overview of state and federal regulations related to Infection Prevention and Control in long-term care settings.
Unit 1 Overview of State and Federal Regulations
Module 3 Evidence-Based Practices and Guidelines
Evidence-based practices and guidelines for infection prevention and control.
Unit 1 Evidence-Based Practices and Guidelines
Module 4 Developing and Implementing Facility Policies and Procedures
Developing and implementing facility specific policies and procedures, based on a facility infection control risk assessment and program evaluation.
Unit 1 Developing and Implementing Facility Policies and Procedures
Module 5 Surveillance Programs
Developing and operationalizing surveillance programs, including mapping and tracking the spread of infections in a long-term care facility.
Unit 1 Surveillance Programs
Module 6 Transmission Protocols
Best practice protocols for implementing and discontinuing transmission-based precautions.
Unit 1 Transmission Protocols
Module 7 Antimicrobial Program Development in Long-Term Care
Developing and operationalizing antimicrobial stewardship programs.
Unit 1 Antimicrobial Program Development in Long-Term Care
Module 8 Hand Hygiene in Long-Term Care
Hand hygiene programs, including staff training and competency evaluations.
Unit 1 Hand Hygiene in Long-Term Care
Module 9 Immunization Programs in Long-Term Care
Protocols for immunization programs in long-term care settings, based on the Centers for Disease Control and prevention’s recommendations for resident and staff immunizations.
Unit 1 Immunization Programs in Long-Term Care
Module 10 Monitoring and Reporting on a Facility's Program
Processes for monitoring the effectiveness of the Infection Prevention and Control program in the long-term care setting and methodology for reporting the findings.
Unit 1 Monitoring and Reporting on a Facility's Program
Module 11 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool
Upon completion of this activity, the RN will 1) be familiar with the most recent national guidelines for keeping infectious diseases at a low rate in their facilities; 2) understand best practices for managing infections and keeping them from spreading; 3) understand the importance of implementing policies, and practicing surveillance, tracking, monitoring and reporting data on their progress in order to see continued improvement
Unit 1 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool - Infection Control

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