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IPCO Version 2 Online Training Now Available

The Florida Health Care Association is rolling out an updated online training program to members in partnership with the American Health Care Association (AHCA). This self-study, self-paced online training covers all components of the Infection Prevention and Control Requirements from CMS. Individuals who complete the course will be trained to effectively implement and manage an Infection Prevention and Control Program at their nursing facilities.

What does the course include?

The course’s 22 hours of training include online lectures, case studies and interactive components taught by subject matter experts who have real life experience working in long term/post-acute care.  It addresses both clinical and organizational systems, processes and cultural aspects of infection prevention and control that are fundamental to effectively leading and administering a successful Infection Prevention & Control program. Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive certificates including 25 ANCC contact hours.

What's New

IPCO Version 2 includes:

  • Updated regulatory requirements
  • Added course content - Multi-drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs) and Enhanced Barrier Precautions (EBP), Candida Auris, water management programs and COVID-19
  • Bonus Content – All persons who register for the course receive access to additional non-CE approved content. Topics include Interim COVID-19 Guidance, and courses on PPE and N-95 mask use 

Why now?

Phase III Requirements of Participation took effect on November 28, 2019, and mandate that every nursing facility have a designated and specially trained Infection Preventionist who is running a comprehensive infection prevention and control program. It's recommended that each skilled nursing facility train at least two Infection Preventionists, should one Infection Preventionist leave the facility. The training is also highly recommended for assisted living communities because they care for a similar population and face similar infection risks.    

How do I sign up?

The training course registration fee is $450 for FHCA members, a $200 savings from the nonmember rate. There are no refunds and no transfers. Payment and registration must be made online in ahcancalED or you can access the IPCO course here. Discounted group purchase rates are available for groups of 25 or more. If you’re interested in making a group purchase, please email AHCA at educate@ahca.org.

To access ahcancalED and the IPCO course, you will need to login with your AHCA/NCAL username and password. If you need assistance obtaining your AHCA/NCAL username and password, please e-mail update@ahca.org with your name and facility contact information. For non-members, separate registration is required on the above site.

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