ahcancalED Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPC

AHCA/NCAL members can access the ahcancalED learning management platform for training targeted to the needs of long-term care providers. The platform features both free and fee-based courses.



AHCA and CMS both recommend that nursing facilities have a minimum of two specially trained Infection Preventionists should one Infection Preventionist leave or be unavailable.  In addition, the IPCO training is recommended for assisted living nurses who oversee facility health and wellness programs.


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Training offerings include:

  • Infection Preventionist Specialized Training - IPCO Version 2
  • Infection Prevention & Control in the Post-COVID-19 World
  • Basics of Infection Prevention & Control in the Post-COVID-19 World
  • Infection Prevention and Control Core Practices for Managing COVID-19

Please review the free course titled Basics of Infection Prevention and Control in the Post-COVID-19 World. Make sure your clinical staff are aware of the free Infection Prevention and Control Action Briefs. We encourage Clinical staff and administrators complete the IPCO Version 2 course as well.

The Infection Prevention and Control in the Post-COVID-19 World online course reviews how COVID-19 spreads, how to track and report the illness, and describes the regulatory requirements for infection prevention and control. The basics of infection prevention and control practices are discussed as is the future of infection prevention and control.
This course describes the process for cohorting and utilizing testing to inform cohorting practices; explains how to conduct self-assessment processes to continually evaluate and improve the infection prevention and control programs; and, reviews the process and necessity of screening practices and notifications to residents, families, and their representatives, including the importance of communication.

Target Audience: Designed for nurses, administrators, and clinical and non-clinical nursing home leadership management.
Credits Offered: NAB will award 3.0 CEs upon successful completion of a quiz, and the Iowa Board of Nursing has approved 3.0 contact hours upon successful completion of a quiz.


On-line Training