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NIPPing Infections in the Bud Specialized Training in Infection Prevention and Control (March)

3/6/2018 - 3/8/2018

, Columbus , Ohio
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NIPPing Infections in the Bud - Specialized Training in Infection Prevention and Control

March 6, 7, 8, 2018

Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Place
Columbus, Ohio 43240
614/ 540-5540

16 CE for Nursing, NHA


Infection Prevention and Control has taken center stage as part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service's Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities. OHCA is partnering with RB Health Partners, Inc. to offer a specialized training that will equip long term care facilities with the tools they need to participate in surveillance; learn and use infection control and containment practices; and adopt a proactive approach to preventing spread while being good stewards of antibiotics to preserve effectiveness of the agents we have today. The specialized training will utilize the RB Health Partners, Inc. Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program (NIPP) and features:

* A 16-hour segment for 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 (IPCP)*

* Participants attending the full 16-hour specialized training must bring their own personal protective equipment (PPE), which includes gowns, gloves, and disposable masks.

Learner Objectives

OHCA's specialized training delivers all the components of a compliant Infection Prevention and Control Program.

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.

16-Hour Specialized Training in Infection Prevention and Control for Preventionist
(Chapter 483.80(b), CFR)

Course Details

Day 1 & 2 (6.0 Hours each day)

8:30 am Check In & Coffee
9:00 am Program Begins
12:15 pm Lunch (included)
1:00 pm Program Resumes
4:15 pm Day 1 & 2 Adjourn

Day 3 (4 Hours)
8:00 am Check In & Coffee
8:30 am Program Begins
12:45 pm Program Adjourns


Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Place
Columbus, Ohio 43240
614/ 540-5540


Norma D. Collins, RN, BS, LHRM, CDP

Norma Collins has worked over 30 years in roles with increasing responsibility in acute, sub-acute, and long-term care. Her positions in direct patient/resident care and in middle management include CNA, Assistant Administrator, Charge Nurse, DONS, and Nursing Administration & Long Term Care Service Liaison. Ms. Collins is currently Vice President of Clinical Services for RB Health Partners and is available for interim Administrative Nursing positions ranging from Staff Education, Nursing Unit Management, Assistant Director of Nursing, or Director of Nursing. She is also available for other assignments such as start up or back to compliance projects.

Continuing Education Credit:

This program has been approved for 16 hours of continuing education credit for nursing home administrators (Ohio BELTSS) and nurses.

Registration Fees:

$ 349 (before 2/20)
$ 435 (2/20 and after)

$ 699 (before 2/20)
$ 875 (2/20 and after)