Acute Communicable
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Acute Communicable Disease Control
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Acute Communicable Disease Control ─ Healthcare Outreach
Basics of Infection Prevention for Long-Term Care Settings─2 Day Mini Course
Spring 2020

As of 3/16, we have decided to postpone our Spring infection prevention course due to COVID-19 response. We are hoping to host the training online in May or June 2020, but dates are unknown at this time. Once new dates are determined, they will be posted on this website. Please check this website periodically for updates, do not email for more information. Additional resources for FREE online infection prevention resources have been added below.

Course Description:

This course is an educational program held by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH). The program is for Infection Preventionists (IPs) and associated staff who work in long-term care settings, including skilled nursing facilities and rehabilitation facilities. The course is adapted from California Department of Public Health’s "Basics of Infection Prevention" course and intended for beginning and intermediate IPs. It is free to attend and those who attend both days are eligible for nursing CEUs (approximately 10).

Course Objectives:
  • Discuss how to build and sustain an infection prevention and control program.
  • Discuss how infection prevention related to employee health.
  • Discuss epidemiology, microbiology, and surveillance as it pertains to infection prevention personnel.
  • Discuss methodology for developing an amicrobial stewardship program with the collaboration of all stakeholders.
  • Discuss the importance of the environment of care and environmental services in infection prevention.

 

Suggested Audience:
  • All staff in long-term care settings with responsibilities or interest in, including but not limited to:
    • Infection Preventionists
    • Directors of Staff Development
    • Directors of Nursing
    • Clinical staff
  • Quality improvement staff, administrators, or managers interested in learning more about infection prevention strategies.
  • Staff that have not previously attended LA County sponsored infection prevention courses.

Course Information:
Spring 2020
 
Additional Resources:
 
Course Archive:
The following are presentations from previously held courses.

 

Please note that this course is meant for infection preventionists and healthcare workers in long-term care settings. In October 2020 we will be holding another course targeted toward IP's in acute care settings. If you have any questions, please email Stacy Hartmann at SHartmann@ph.lacounty.gov

 
 
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