Specialized Infection Prevention and Control Training for Nursing Home Staff

On March 11, 2019, CMS announced that the Specialized Infection Prevention and Control Training for Nursing Home Staff in the Long-Term Care Setting is Now Available and can be accessed on CDC’s TRAIN website (click here to visit).

Effective November 28, 2019, Infection Preventionist Phase 3 requirement includes a requirement for specialized training in infection prevention and control for the individual(s) responsible for the facility’s Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP). CMS and the CDC collaborated on the development of this free on-line training course in infection prevention and control for nursing home staff in the long-term care setting that is designed to meet this requirement. The training provides approximately 19 hours of continuing education credits as well as a certificate of completion.

According to CMS, “The course includes information about the core activities of an infection prevention and control program, with a detailed explanation of recommended practices to prevent pathogen transmission and reduce healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance in nursing homes. Additionally, this course provides helpful implementation resources (e.g., training tools, checklists, signs, and policy and procedure templates). The course is approximately 19 hours long and is made up of 23 modules and submodules. The modules can be completed at any time, in any order, and over multiple sessions, depending on the learner’s schedule. In order to receive continuing education for the course and a certificate of completion, learners must complete all modules and pass a post-course exam.

Infection Control & Prevention Basics Competency Toolkit

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