Infection Preventionist Training for Skilled Nursing Facilities
Register via LearningStream link provided in the SNF IP Online Course Flyer (PDF)
This 18 hour self-paced course is designed for busy healthcare professionals in order that they can work around their work and home life schedules. This course can be completed in a manner to fit the student’s schedule, as long as it is completed within the deadline. The modules are not required to be completed all at one time.
The course provides practical guidance for implementing an infection prevention program in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) using evidence-based guidelines for preventing serious healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) including central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI), and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). Students will learn how to measure staff adherence to infection prevention care practices, t o educate staff to follow infection prevention practices, and to provide feedback based on adherence monitoring results. Students will also learn to use their facility HAI data to design effective infection prevention strategies, to conduct outbreak investigations, and to implement essential activities to prevent employee workplace infections.
If after completing one or more modules, and the student has made no additional progress in completing the course within the posted deadline, the student will be contacted to request an extension or required to restart the entire course from the beginning. No partial CEU credit will be given for modules completed if the entire course requirements were not successfully fulfilled.
There is no cost to attend this course. Preregistration is required. CEUs will be granted to those who complete the entire courses’ modules and pass each module post-test.
Individuals responsible for infection prevention and control program administration in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF). This may include individuals who have completed courses in biology, laboratory technology, licensed vocational or registered nursing, public health, or a related field.
At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Discuss the most important care practices for preventing CLABSI, CDI, HAI, pneumonia, CAUTI, and COVID-19
- List evidence-based sources for infection prevention recommendations
- Discuss principles of infection surveillance and other core disciplines such as microbiology, cleaning/sterilization/disinfection, care of the environment, antibiotic stewardship, and employee health
- Describe how to analyze and use HAI data to focus infection prevention activities
- Describe national, state, and local regulatory bodies that oversee infection prevention and HAI public reporting
California Department of Public Health/HAI Program approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 17280, for 18 contact hours.
Contact HAI Program at HAIProgram@cdph.ca.gov