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. This activity is approved for 5.84 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20084439. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.
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 Review Scenario

This module will review the key concepts of Infection Prevention in long-term care facilities, using an interactive scenario.

Unit 1 Review Scenario
Module 12 Activity Evaluation: Infection Control and Prevention
Upon completion of this activity, the healthcare provider 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 Activity Evaluation: Infection Control and Prevention

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