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Infection Prevention and Control

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March 5-7, 2019
The Court of Palm Aire
2701 North Course Drive
Pompano Beach, FL
Directions Only: (954) 975-8900


October 29-31 – Brandon, FL
Hawthorne Village of Brandon
851 West Lumsden Road
Brandon, FL
Directions Only: (813) 661-8998

*Participants must bring their own personal protective equipment (PPE), which includes gowns, gloves, and disposable masks.

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Antibiotic Adjuvant

Infection Prevention and Control has taken center stage as part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Requirements of Participation for Long-Term Care Facilities. FHCA has partnered with RB Health Partners, Inc., whose Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program© (NIPP) will be the focus of this training. NIPPing Infections in the Bud 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 available today.

This 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 specialist’s qualifications and scope of practice. The 16-hour program is geared toward 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)*

In addition to receiving FHCA’s Record of Attendance and having continuing education hours reported to CE Broker for qualified health care practitioners, training participants will have the opportunity to take a post-training examination as evidence of having successfully completed the coursework in infection prevention and control.

Learner Objectives:

FHCA’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. 


Anabelle Locsin
Quality Improvement Consultant

Anabelle Locsin RN, Ed.D., RAC-CT, LNC has worked in the nursing profession for over 46 years in various universities and health care settings. She has completed training as a LTC Risk Manager, is RAC-CT certified, has been a Legal Nurse Consultant and com

Event Agenda

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Day 1: Registration/Check-in

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Introduction to F880, F881 & F883

9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Foundations of Infection Prevention

*Participants need to have personal protective equipment to include gowns, gloves, and mask.

10:00 - 10:15


11:15 - 12:15

Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI)

12:15 - 1:15


1:15 - 2:45

Surveillance for Infection Prevention

2:45 - 3:00


3:00 - 4:00

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection

4:00 - 4:30

Injection Safety

8:30 - 10:00

Day 2: Antibiotic Stewardship

10:00 - 10:15


10:15 - 11:15

Urinary Tract Infections

11:15 - 11:45

Respiratory Infections

11:45 - 12:45


12:45 - 1:45

Water Management Plan

1:45 - 2:30

Construction Infection Prevention and Control Risk Assessments and Permits

2:30 - 2:45


2:45 - 3:30

Infection Control Risk Assessment for Your Infection Control Program

3:30 - 4:15

Employee/Occupational Health

8:30 - 9:30

Day 3: Multi-drug Resistant Organisms

9:30 - 10:45

C. diff Infections

10:00 - 10:15


10:45 - 11:30

Skin, Soft Tissue and Wound Infections

11:30 - 12:00

Central Line Maintenance and CLABSI Prevention