April 28, 2016

  8:30 a.m.     Registration/Continental Breakfast
  9:00 a.m.     Infection Prevention and Control in Long Term Care Settings
                      Speakers: Sheryl Marshal, Kate LaFollette, and Chris Barten
This training program will review a comprehensive approach to a facility-based infection prevention program, including numerous practical tips and clinical advice for successful implementation.  Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the infection control regulatory requirements.
  • Discuss how to develop a comprehensive infection prevention risk assessment and program.
  • Explain infection surveillance and reporting best practices.
  • Describe nursing assessment and interventions to prevent the most common infections in LTC.
  • Summarize occupational health, immunization programs, and staff education.
  • Describe workplace practices to protect facility residents from healthcare-associated infections.
  • Discuss workplace practices designed to minimize the risk of healthcare workers’ occupational exposures to infectious diseases.
  • Explain the difference between Standard Precautions and transmission-based precautions.
  • Identify healthcare-associated situations requiring enhanced infection control precautions.

11:45 a.m.     Lunch (Provided)

12:15 p.m.     Infection Prevention and Control in Long Term Care Settings - continues

  1:30 p.m.     Break   

  1:45 p.m.     IV Certification Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities
                      Speaker: Alisha Eggers
This session will review the prerequisites and professional certification requirements to administer IVs in long term care settings.

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Who Needs IV Certification
  • Certification Training Options
  • What Types of IV Certifications are Available
  • Management of IV Inventory and Supplies
  • Billing Options

  3:00 p.m.     Adjourn