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Infection Preventionist Boot Camp
5/1/20245/2/2024

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Venue

Iowa Health Care Association
1775 90th St.
West Des Moines, IA

Infection Preventionist Boot Camp

Program Description

DIA continues to significantly focus on infection control during facility surveys, so you must be prepared to avoid enhanced enforcement for infection control deficiencies. This boot camp will provide infection prevention and control (IPC) training for individuals responsible for IPC programs in nursing homes so they can effectively implement their programs and ensure adherence to recommended practices by front-line staff. The training will include information about the core activities of an effective IPC program, with a detailed explanation of recommended IPC practices to prevent pathogen transmission and reduce healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance in nursing homes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Identify the ways pathogens spread in nursing homes.
  • List risk factors among nursing home residents that contribute to the development of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance.
  • Identify recommended infection prevention and control (IPC) practices for the detection, prevention, and control of pathogen transmission in nursing homes.
  • Identify strategies for implementing the core activities of the IPC program.
  • Describe how the infection preventionist (IP) works with nursing home staff and key partners (e.g., QAA committee, health departments, consultants) to implement IPC practices.

Who Should Attend

  • Nurses
  • Department Heads
  • NF Administrators
  • Environmental Services

Location

Iowa Health Care Association
1775 90th St.
West Des Moines, IA

Schedule

May 1, 2024

8:30 AM         Registration/Check-In
9:00 AM         The Role of the Infection Preventionist and Management of the IP Program
                        Speaker: Brenda Irlbeck, V.P. of Quality Improvement & Regulatory Compliance – IHCA
10:30 AM        Standard, Transmission-Based, and Enhanced Barrier Precautions
                         Speaker: Brenda Irlbeck, V.P. of Quality Improvement & Regulatory Compliance – IHCA
11:45 AM         Lunch (provided)
12:15 PM          Integrating IPC into the Facility QAPI Plan
                         Speaker: Gina Anderson, Quality Program Specialist – Telligen
1:30 PM           Environmental Applications in Infection Prevention: Water Management, Air Quality, Waste Management, etc.
                         Speaker: Chris Barten, Nurse Clinician – IDPH
2:45 PM          Surveillance, Outbreaks, and Monitoring
                         Speakers: Lisa Vitale, Nurse Clinician – IDPH, Chris Barten, Nurse Clinician – IDPH
4:00 PM         Adjourn

May 2, 2024

8:30 AM          Registration/Check-In
9:00 AM          Everyone in LTC has a Role to Play in Infection Prevention
                          Speaker: James Alexander, Senior Quality Improvement Facilitator – Telligen
10:45 AM         Infection Prevention During Care Transitions
                       Speaker: James Alexander, Senior Quality Improvement Facilitator – Telligen
11:45 AM          Lunch (provided)
12:30 PM         Antibiotic Stewardship
                       Speaker: Mary Cantu, Medical Science Liaison – Medline Industries
2:00 PM          Vaccinations for Residents and Staff – Occupational Health Considerations
                       Speaker: Brenda Irlbeck, V.P. of Quality Improvement & Regulatory Compliance – IHCA
3:00 PM          Adjourn

Continuing Education Credit

This program is approved for 10 contact hours for:

  • Nurses (IBON provider #166)
  • Department Heads
  • NF Administrators
  • Environmental Services

Registration Fees

Members:   $225 per person
IHCQP Member:  $200 per person
Non-Members:    $650 per person

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