On November 28, 2017, New Requirements of Participation will require long-term care facilities to have Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection Control Programs in place.

During the workshops morning session, discussion will focus on a comprehensive approach to a facility-based infection prevention program, including numerous practical tips and clinical advice for successful implementation.

  • Outline the New Requirements of Participation for Infection Prevention for Long Term Care.
  • Explain infection surveillance and reporting best practices.
  • Describe nursing assessment and interventions to prevent the most common infections in LTC.
  • Describe workplace practices to protect facility residents and staff from healthcare-associated infections.

The afternoon session will offer a practical approach to prescribing antibiotic therapy and development of an antimicrobial stewardship program in long term care settings.

  • Outline the New Conditions of Requirements for Antimicrobial Stewardship in long term care.
  • Explain components of an effective antimicrobial stewardship program.
  • List the antimicrobial stewardship strategies utilized to improve antimicrobial prescribing in all long term care settings.
  • Apply antimicrobial stewardship interventions for older adult populations in long-term care setting.