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Understanding Enhanced Barrier Precautions

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Understanding Enhanced Barrier Precautions

Live and On Demand Access

The webinar will be recorded. All participants registered prior to the live event will have access to both the live and on-demand version. Participants registered after the live event will have access to the on-demand version.

Webinar Description

This presentation, co-hosted with DIAL, is designed to equip Iowa’s long-term care facilities with the latest guidance related to Enhanced Barrier Precautions (EBP). In light of the recent release of new federal requirements for nursing homes to implement EBP, it is imperative for healthcare professionals to stay informed and implement best practices to provide a safe environment for residents and achieve compliance with the new expectations. This webinar will delve into the core principles and intricacies of enhanced barrier precautions, drawing from the most up-to-date guidance provided by the Iowa Department of Inspections, Appeals, and Licensing (DIAL), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Live Schedule

May 3, 2024
2:30 – 3:30 PM

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is approved for 1 contact hour for:

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

Registration Fees

Members:   $35 per person
Non-Members:    $105 per person

Speaker Bio

Brenda Irlbeck is the Vice President, Quality Improvement & Regulatory Affairs for the Iowa Health Care Association, the Iowa Center for Assisted Living, and the Iowa Center for Home Care.   Brenda works closely with the IHCA and ICAL Quality Improvement Committees and the IHCA Medicare Committee.  She is knowledgeable regarding issues related to quality improvement, regulatory compliance, and clinical practice in post-acute care settings.  Brenda is a registered nurse, certified assisted living manager, and a former director of nursing.

Vicki Worth started her health care career as a dietary aide in high school back in 1993. After high school, she went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing. Worth worked in Advertising for many years then returned to the long-term care health care industry where she worked as a CNA, LPN, RN, and DON. Worth gained extensive experience in both management and clinical positions in skilled, intermediate, and dementia specific care units. She joined DIAL in 2014 as a LTC surveyor and promoted to the LTC Bureau Chief position where she oversees the recertification and complaint survey processes.

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