Spring 2019 is Here – For Infection Preventionist Training

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare®

Our weather the past few weeks certainly doesn’t indicate spring is anywhere near, however CDC is providing us, as promised, with some signs of spring – infection prevention and control training.  I blogged about this some 50 weeks ago.  The CDC is much more reliable than Punxsutawney Phil!

Check out Infection Prevention Training.  There you’ll find:

InfPrevTraining

The course is made up of 23 modules and sub-modules that can be completed in any order and over multiple sessions.  Cost is free.

Available continuing education: CME, CNE or CEUs

To earn continuing education, register for the course and complete:

  • All modules
  • Post-course evaluation
  • Examination

The Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training course is designed for individuals responsible for infection prevention and control (IPC) programs in nursing homes. The course was produced by CDC in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

This specialized nursing home training covers:

  • Core activities of effective IPC programs and
  • Recommended IPC practices to reduce:
    • Pathogen transmission
    • Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)
    • Antibiotic resistance

Remember that compliance with F882 – Infection Preventionist – is required in Phase 3 of the RoP implementation which is November 28, 2019.

I for one will be starting the training this week.  I encourage you to have your staff/your Infection Preventionist start soon as well!  Think spring!

 

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