New CDC Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training with Free CE

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

CDC, in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), just launched a new Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training course. This specialized nursing home training is designed for individuals responsible for infection prevention and control (IPC) programs in nursing homes. The course covers:

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

The course introduces and describes how to use IPC program implementation resources including policy and procedure templates, audit tools, and outbreak investigation tools. The audience will need to have background knowledge in types of care provided in a nursing home, as a professional (e.g., physician, nurse) working in a nursing home would have.

The course is made up of 23 modules and sub-modules that can be completed in any order and over multiple sessions. The average time to complete each module ranges from 30 to 90 minutes. The total time to complete the course is estimated at 20 hours. Free CME, CNE or CEUs available upon completion of the course. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 19.3 contact hours. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to offer 1.9 CEU’s for this program.  After registering for the Course, you must complete all 23 modules and submodules, a post-course evaluation, and pass a post-course examination. CE certificates are not issued within TRAIN. Upon completing all 23 modules and submodules of this course, you will be provided a code that must be used to access the post-course evaluation and examination through the Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO) website:

Access this new training course on CDC TRAIN.