Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities
Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities

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Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program... Nipping Infection in the Bud
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:30 AM - Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:45 AM
KAHCF Training Center
Louisville, KY

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Join us for this one and one-half day training on

August 22-23, 2017

KAHCF Training Center
9403 Mill Brook
Louisville KY 40223

Day 1 - Registration at 8 AM, Training 8:30 AM - 5 PM (lunch on your own)
Day 2 - Registration at 7:45 AM, Training 8 AM - 11:45 AM



Seminar Description

New regulations that were released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) October 2016 increased the focus of a facility’s infection control and prevention program requiring nursing homes to have a system for preventing, identifying, reporting, investigating, and controlling infections and communicable disease that follows national standards by November 28, 2016.

Infection control citations are the number one citation given by regulatory agencies nationally. This seminar is designed to cover topics that will assist facilities in preventing infections and developing an infection control program that will help facilities meet and maintain regulatory compliance. Topics include standard and transmission-based precautions including determining type and duration of isolation precautions, how to conduct surveillance and use the data to drive decision making and performance improvement, environmental cleaning and disinfection, and antibiotic stewardship.

At the conclusion of this training the participants will be able to design an effective infection control and prevention program. Participants who wish can take an overall examination upon completion of this program.  Upon passage of the examination, the participant will receive a certificate as an endorsed Infection Preventionist. 

Agenda

Day 1
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Foundations of Infection Prevention
  • Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Surveillance
  • Infection Control Risk Assessment
  • Injection Safety
  • Employee Health  

Day 2

  • Respiratory Infections & Skin, Soft Tissue, and Wound
  • Infections
  • C. difficile
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Multi-drug Resistant Organisms and Antibiotic Stewardship


Speaker Info

Norma D. Collins, RN, BS, EHRM, CDP
Mis. Collins is currently Vice President of Clinical Services for RB Health Partners. She has worked over 30 years in roles with increasing responsibility in acute, sub-acute, and long-term care. Her positions in direct patient/resident care and in middle management include CNA, Assistant Administrator, Charge Nurse, DONs, and Nursing Administration and Long Term Care Service Laison.

Fees

$280 Members - includes manual
$460 Non-Members - includes manual

Continuing Education

This seminar has been approved for 10 contact hours for administrators and 13.5 contact hours for RN/LPNs by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Long-Term Care Administrators and Kentucky Board of Nursing.
KBN #5-0002-707-385-1217

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to kahcfinfo@kahcf.org or faxed to 502-425-3431. Cancellations by phone will not be accepted. Cancellations received no later than August 14 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between August 15-21 will receive a refund of 1/2. Registrants who do not attend or who do not complete the full seminar will not receive a refund unless prior written notice is given to the KAHCF office.

Lodging

SpringHill Suites
10101 Forrest Green Blvd. 
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 326-3895
$105.00 per night single/double
Online room reservations

Hawthorne Suites (Off Shelbyville Road behind Mall St. Matthews)
751 Cypress Station Drive
Louisville, KY 40202
866-899-5959 or 502-899-5959
$103.00 per night
Download Hawthorn Suites Reservation Form