Acute Communicable
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Acute Communicable Disease Control ─ Healthcare Outreach
Basics of Infection Prevention ─ 2 Day Mini Course ─ May 14-15, 2018

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).

Full course description is available HERE

Please note that this course is meant for infection preventionists and healthcare workers in long-term care settings. In November 2018 we will be holding another course targeted toward IPs in acute care settings. If you have any questions, please email Stacy Hartmann at


Agenda click here

Day One: Monday, May 14, 2018

Welcome and Introduction

The Role of the IP in LTC: Handling Multiple Roles

Employee Health

Bloodborne Pathogens and Aerosol Transmissible Diseases

Significant Diseases of Interest for LTC Setting

Reporting and Managing Outbreaks in LTC Setting

Developing a Comprehensive IP Program, Using McGeer Criteria, and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI)

Day Two: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Environment of Care

CHEST Program for EVS Staff

Collaborating with Hospitals


MDROs and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Standard Precautions, Transmission-Based Precautions

State and Federal Regulatory Requirements and Licensing and Certification or Regulatory Compliance in Infection Control

Resources for Infection Prevention for Long-Term Care Facilities

Course Archive
The following are presentations from previously held courses.


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