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◂  June 2024

Advanced Strategies for Infection Prevention and Control
6/18/20248:30am4pm

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Venue

Iowa Health Care Association
1775 90th St.
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Advanced Strategies for Infection Prevention and Control

Program Description

IHCA’s Advanced Strategies for Infection Prevention and Control Workshop is designed to provide comprehensive training and knowledge enhancement for professionals working in senior care settings. This workshop will delve into advanced strategies, protocols, and technologies aimed at preventing and controlling infections in senior care facilities. Participants will gain insights into emerging challenges, best practices, and evidence-based interventions to promote a safe and healthy environment for residents and staff.

Objectives

  • Understand the principles and importance of infection prevention and control in senior care settings.
  • Explore advanced strategies for surveillance, detection, and response to infectious diseases within senior care facilities.
  • Discuss the role of leadership and multidisciplinary collaboration in implementing effective infection control programs.
  • Review emerging infectious threats and how to adapt infection control practices accordingly.
  • Examine the use of technology and data analytics for infection surveillance and management.
  • Enhance knowledge of environmental infection control and sanitation practices specific to senior care environments.
  • Learn about regulatory requirements and guidelines pertaining to infection prevention.

Location

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

Schedule

June 18, 2024

  8:00 a.m.     Registration/Check-In
  8:30 a.m.     Surveillance, Outbreaks, and Monitoring
                         Speakers: Lisa Vitale, Nurse Clinician – IDPH, Chris Barten, Nurse Clinician – IDPH
10:00 a.m.     Environmental Applications in Infection Prevention: Water Management, Linen Management, etc…
                         Speaker: Chris Barten, Nurse Clinician – IDPH

  11:15 a.m.      Standard, Transmission-Based, and Enhanced Barrier Precautions
                         Speaker: Brenda Irlbeck, IHCA, V.P. of Quality Improvement & Regulatory Compliance

 12:15 p.m.      Lunch (Provided)
12:45 p.m.      Vaccinations for Residents and Staff – Occupational Health Considerations
                         Speaker: Brenda Irlbeck, IHCA, V.P. of Quality Improvement & Regulatory Compliance

  2:00 p.m.      Integrating IPC into the Facility QAPI Plan
                          Speaker: Gina Anderson, Quality Program Specialist, Telligen

  3:00 p.m.      Infection Prevention During Care Transitions
                          Speaker: Chloe Hird, Quality Improvement Facilitator, Telligen

  4:00 p.m.      Adjourn

Continuing Education Credit

This program is approved for 6.0 contact hours for:

  • Nurses (IBON provider #166)
  • Department Heads
  • Environmental Service Managers
  • N.F. Administrators
  • Assisted Living Manager (ALMC)

Registration Fees

Members:   $140 per person
Non-Members:   $420 per person

Sponsors

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