Basics of Infection Prevention for Long-term Care Settings - 2 Day Course

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Basics of Infection Prevention for Long-term Care Settings - 2 Day Course

Course Description: This course is an educational program held by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH). The program is for Infection Preventionists (IPs) and associated staff who work in long-term care settings, including skilled nursing facilities and rehabilitation facilities. The course is adapted from California Department of Public Health’s “Basics of Infection Prevention” course and intended for beginning and intermediate IPs. It is free to attend and those who attend both days are eligible for nursing CEUs (approximately 10). *Please note this course is nearly identical to the May 2018 2-day course; therefore, preference will be given to those who have not previously attended.  Course Objectives: Discuss how to build and sustain an infection prevention and control program.

Discuss how infection prevention relates to employee health. Discuss epidemiology, microbiology, and surveillance as it pertains to infection prevention personnel. Discuss methodology for developing an amicrobial stewardship program with the collaboration of all stakeholders. Discuss the importance of the environment of care and environmental services in infection prevention. Suggested Audience: All staff in long-term care settings with responsibilities or interest ininfection control, including but not limited to: Infection Preventionists Directors of Staff Development Directors of Nursing Clinical staff Quality improvement staff, administrators, or managers interested in learning more about infection prevention strategies. Due to limited capacity, no more than 2 people may attend from the same facility.  ***Note this is a 2 day course and all attendees are expected to attend for the full 2 days from 8am to 4:30pm.  .

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