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Infection Prevention and Control

Event Locations

March

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

October

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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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. 

Presenter

A.C. Burke, MA, CIC
Vice President of Healthcare Quality

A.C. Burke is the Vice President for Healthcare Quality for RB Health Partners, Inc. and is the primary author for the Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program, NIPP©… NIPPing Infections in the Bud.  She holds a master degree in health management and is board certified in infection control.  Her 20 years of experience includes working in public health preparedness and response roles, serving as the manager of the Healthcare-associated Infection Prevention Program for the Florida Department of Health as well as the Director of Infection Prevention for Mayo Clinic Florida.


A.C. has achieved national recognition for her work. She served as the project manager for Public Health Ready (a disaster planning, training, and exercise program) for FDOH-Seminole County, the first county in the state to achieve this designation by the National Association for City and County Health Officials (NACCHO). During the 2004 hurricane season, A.C. supported and coordinated health services in the community and provisions for special needs shelters in her lead role with Emergency Support Function (ESF), health and medical services.

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

Break

11:15 - 12:15

Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI)

12:15 - 1:15

Lunch

1:15 - 2:45

Surveillance for Infection Prevention

2:45 - 3:00

Break

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

Break

10:15 - 11:15

Urinary Tract Infections

11:15 - 11:45

Respiratory Infections

11:45 - 12:45

Lunch

12:45 - 1:45

Water Management Plan

1:45 - 2:30

Construction Infection Prevention and Control Risk Assessments and Permits

2:30 - 2:45

Break

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

Break

10:45 - 11:30

Skin, Soft Tissue and Wound Infections

11:30 - 12:00

Central Line Maintenance and CLABSI Prevention