Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter Baumanii: Rising Infection Control Threat in LTC facilities
This presentation will provide an overview of the emergence of CRAB
as a public health threat and infection control measures necessary to
prevent spread in a healthcare setting.
An Update on Candida auris in LTC Facilities
This presentation will give an update on Candida auris focusing in LTCF including the recent COVID-19 activity.
Antimicrobial Stewardship in Post-Acute and LTC Settings
The presentation will provide practical tips on initiating or
improving already existing antimicrobial stewardship programs in the
post-acute and long-term care settings. The attendees will also find out
about some already existing resources that can be used for the
implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs.
Emergency Preparedness in Infection Prevention: Blending of Disciplines to Mitigate the Impacts of Infectious Diseases
Infection prevention in healthcare is an active part of every
healthcare facility's daily operations. When new pathogens appear that
threaten those you care for, what role should you as an IP play in
guiding your facility's response? We will discuss setting objectives and
activities based on science while balancing observable outcomes from
the real world.
Ten Things Every Infection Preventionist Needs To Know
This presentation will review some of the cornerstones of the role of
infection prevention in the long-term care setting. Ten concepts or
activities that are integral to the Infection Preventionist’s role will
be discussed, including why they are important and examples of how to
integrate these concepts into the IP’s daily routine.
If You Did Not Document, You Did Not Do It!
This Presentation will discuss the importance of documentation in
LTC, demonstrate what constitutes appropriate documentation for
antibiotic stewardship purposes and go over the process and outcome
Bodies of Knowledge: Infection Prevention
As an Infection Preventionist or clinical leader, building knowledge
and skill around infection control practices and current information can
enhance facility quality outcomes. Building a community of infection
prevention knowledge can provide safety as we each support one another.
Systematic quality improvement and best practice sharing will build the
body of knowledge for infection prevention in skilled nursing.
Same Song, Different Verse: COVID-19 Outbreak in a LTC Facility After Vaccination Program
COVID-19 outbreaks within long-term care facilities remain possible
after the completion of vaccination programs, often leaving facility
staff feeling disheartened or discouraged. A recent study of such an
outbreak illustrates the impact of vaccination and effective infection
control measures within a Kentucky long-term care facility experiencing
COVID-19 transmission. The outcome offers a bit of hope and
encouragement for affected facilities and serves as a reminder to remain
consistent with infection prevention practices and vaccine promotion.
Holey Skin, Batman! Infection Prevention for Skin and Wound Management
Even though the skin is the body’s first line of defense against
invasive pathogens, wound and surgical site infections are a leading
cause for re-hospitalizations in the long term care community. This
presentation will discuss the role of the skin in defending against
invading pathogens, define at least two signs or symptoms of wound
infection, and go over at least three skin manifestations of a
The Medical Director's Role in Infection Prevention and Beyond
This session will address the role of the facility medical director
in working with the IP, other leadership, and State and County health
authorities in ensuring an appropriate infection prevention and control
program. The importance of the medical director's expertise and
availability, especially in outbreak situations, will be discussed.