NIPP© Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program

Quality of care includes identifying and minimizing the risk of infection. Infection Prevention and Control has taken center stage as part of the response to the pandemic due to COVID-19.  This Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program© (NIPP) will help to equip nursing homes with the tools they need to implement an infection prevention program consistent the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulations and national standards.

Dates: December 1-3, 2021

Location: KAHCF James S. Judy Training Center, 9403 Mill Brook Rd, Louisville, KY

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This specialized training will drill deeper into how to perform surveillance and analyze the data, standard and transmission-based precautions, including the circumstances in which isolation should be used for residents or staff, and antibiotic stewardship process and outcome measures. The Infection Preventionist’s role will be fully explored, with a review of that specialist’s qualifications and scope of practice. The 16-hour program is geared toward those individuals who have primary professional training in nursing, medical technology, microbiology, epidemiology or other related field who will be responsible for the facility’s Infection Prevention and Control Program.

Participants will receive training materials that will include an infection prevention and control manual that includes templates and tools for practice observations as well as validation of competencies. This program is interactive and will include exercises to enhance the learner’s comprehension of the subject matter taught. Training participants will also have the opportunity to take a post-training examination and those with a passing score of 80% or higher will received a certificate has as having successfully completed and demonstrated competency infection prevention and control specialized training.

Attendees will:

* Learn how to develop systems for preventing, identifying, reporting, investigating, and controlling infections and communicable diseases across a broader range of nursing facility residents, guests, and staff. 

* Identify standards, policies and procedures that are mandated to support the systems, with expert guidance on surveillance and reporting. 

* Understand new staff training requirements and how to implement a compliant antibiotic stewardship program that includes antibiotic use protocols and systems for monitoring antibiotic use and recording incidents. 

* Learn how to connect the new Facility Assessment with the development of an IPCP.  The specialized training will drill deeper with standard and transmission-based precautions, including the circumstances in which isolation should be used for residents or staff. The Infection Preventionist's role will be fully explored, with a review of that specialists qualifications and scope of practice.

Target Audience: Individuals who have primary professional training in nursing, medical technology, microbiology, epidemiology or other related field who will be responsible for the facility's Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP)*

Presenter: A.C. Burke is the Vice President for Healthcare Quality for RB Health Partners, Inc. and is the primary author for the Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program, NIPP©… NIPPing Infections in the Bud.  She holds a master degree in health management and is nationally Board Certified in Infection Control (CIC) by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology .  Her 20 years of experience includes working in public health preparedness and response roles, serving as the manager of the Healthcare-associated Infection Prevention Program for the Florida Department of Health as well as the Director of Infection Prevention for Mayo Clinic Florida.

 

3 Day 16 Hour Training Agenda 2021

16-Hour Specialized Training in Infection Prevention and Control for the Preventionist

Day 1 (6.5 Hours)

8:30 – 9:30                          Infection Prevention Regulations

9:30 – 11:30                       Standard and Transmission-based Precautions

                                                Break   10:00 – 10:15

11:30 – 12:30                     Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection

12:30 – 1:30                       Lunch

1:30 – 3:30                          Surveillance for Infection Prevention

                                Break   2:45 – 3:00

3:30 – 4:30                          Antibiotic Stewardship and Multi-drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO) Part 1

 

Day 2 (6.0 Hours)

8:30 – 9:30                          Antibiotic Stewardship and Multi-drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO) Part 2

9:30 – 10:30                        Urinary Tract Infections

10:30 – 10:45                     Break

10:45 – 11:30                     Skin, Soft Tissue and Wound Infections

11:30 – 12:30                     Lunch   

12:30 – 2:00                        Infection Control Risk Assessment and Your Infection Control Plan

2:00 – 2:15                          Break

2:15 – 3:15                          Water Management Plan

3:15 – 4:00                          Construction Infection Prevention and Control Risk Assessments and Permits

 

Day 3 (3.5 Hours)

8:30 – 9:30                          Employee/Occupational Health

9:30 – 10:15                        C. diff Infections

10:15 – 10:30                     Break

10:30 – 11:15                     Respiratory Infections

11:15 – 12:15                     Central Line Maintenance and Hemodialysis


Registration Fee:

Member-$460

Nonmember - $560

Continuing Education

The Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities is an approved provider of continuing education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing, #5-0002”.  To receive the 19.2 contact hours, you must complete the entire program. Certificates may be printed once the program evaluation is submitted. Disclaimer Statement: The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual continuing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to [email protected] or faxed to 502-425-3431. Cancellations by phone will not be accepted. Cancellations received no later than November 23 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between November 24-30will received half refund.

Lodging

SpringHill Suites
10101 Forrest Green Blvd. 
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 326-3895
$105.00 per night single/double
Book your room

Hawthorne Suites (Off Shelbyville Road behind Mall St. Matthews)
751 Cypress Station Drive
Louisville, KY 40202
866-899-5959 or 502-899-5959
$105.00 per night
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When
12/1/2021 8:00 AM - 12/3/2021 4:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
Where
KAHCF Training Center 9403 Mill Brook Road LOUISVILLE 402235039
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