All on-demand sessions will be located in the QCHF Learning Center starting at 4:30 p.m. on August 25.

For instructions on how to begin an presentation in the QCHF Online Learning Center, click here.

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 surveillance documentation.

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 SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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.