Staff Contact: Jamie Meamber

  • Tuesday, Aug. 9
  • Wednesday, Aug. 10

8:10 AM- 9:00 AM
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted the Long-term Care Industry and How We Move Forward with Change
Dr. Buffy Lloyd-Krejci | IPCWell

This keynote presentation will take you on a journey exploring the healthcare-associated infection (HAI) landscape in long-term care prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the events that transpired during it, and what steps we need to take to reduce the spread of infectious diseases and create a happy, healthy environment for our workforce and residents long into the future.

CE Hours: 1 NHAP & 1 BRN

9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
Building Your Toolbox and Sharpening Your Infection Prevention Tools
Jennifer Wieckowski | HSAG

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), California’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), will present lessons learned from the field after working with over 500 California nursing homes experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks. Gain access to valuable tools, resources, and educational opportunities offered at no cost to strengthen quality improvement efforts to prevent infections, expand facility-wide infection prevention training, and improve vaccine acceptance and reporting via NHSN.

CE Hours: 1 NHAP & 1 BRN

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Infection Prevention Workshop
DeAnn Walters | CAHF
Dr. Stone | CDC

The Infection Prevention Workshop provides the opportunity to receive guidance from nationally recognized infection control experts. These experts asked you about your experiences and will use the feedback to target your greatest needs. From this, you will review and action plan improvements to your facility-specific infection prevention and control practices.

CE Hours: 2 NHAP & 2 BRN

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

12:45 PM - 1:35 PM
The Fungus Among Us: A Public Health Update on Candida auris
Sandeep Bhaurla | LA County Department of Public Health

C. auris is a drug-resistant fungus that can spread in healthcare facilities and cause invasive infections. This presentation will review C. auris epidemiology and infection control practices to control its spread- whether you have a single case in-house or may be having an outbreak.

CE Hours: 1 NHAP & 1 BRN

1:35 PM – 3:00 PM
Trade Show

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
An Easy Guide to Implementing Evidence-Based IPC Practices in Long-term Care
Dr. Buffy Lloyd-Krejci | IPCWell

This presentation will take you on a journey to discover the best infection prevention and control practices within the long-term care healthcare setting and how you can take a proactive approach toward decreasing harm and deaths due to infections.

CE Hours: 1 NHAP & 1 BRN

8:00 AM - 8:50 PM
The ABCs of MDROs

Dolly Greene | NewGen Health LLC
Nancy Parris | Infection Prevention & Control Resources

Multi drug-resistant organisms (MDROs) remain a global healthcare threat with a direct impact on long-term care. This presentation will address some of the reasons for the continued emergence of newer significant pathogens. It will include a review of the implications of this ongoing threat, including strategies that a facility-wide robust program should include. Prevention and precautions specific to long-term care facilities will be described.

CE Hours: 1 NHAP & 1 BRN

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Infection Control Compliance for SNFs - A Legal Perspective

Scott Kiepen | Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C.
Stanton Stock | Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state and federal agencies initiated countless surveys and investigations, focusing on SNF infection control compliance concerns. These actions provide valuable insights about the future of infection control survey and enforcement activities. The presenters will discuss past and current survey and investigation trends by CMS, state and federal prosecutors, and provide suggestions regarding compliance readiness.

CE Hours: 1 NHAP & 1 BRN

10:10AM - 11:50 AM
Self-care and Recovery: Developing Resilience in the Face of Stress

Torna Li | CHE Behavioral Health Services

We have all been through insurmountable stress these past couple of years and we have managed to cope the best we can. However, how are we really doing? Self-care is easily understood but not frequently practiced. Join this session to further develop your resilience, learn coping skills, and integrate a healthier re-frame for self-care and recovery in the face of stress and trauma.

CE Hours: 2 NHAP & 2 BRN

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Life Safety Code Compliance in Consideration of Infection Control Measures

Stan Szpytek | Fire and Life Safety, Inc. / CAHF Life Safety Consultant

Responding to a Public Health Emergency has clearly identified that an intersection exists at the corner of Life Safety Code (LSC) compliance and infection control practices.  This informative session will provide attendees with awareness of LSC compliance requirements and the potential conflicts and prohibitions that these requirements sometimes have with infection control measures.  Strategies to help maintain health, safe and compliant environment of care in consideration of infection control will be presented.

CE Hours: 1 NHAP & 1 BRN

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thwarting Infection Through Well-Managed Facility Water & Air

Derrick Denis | Clark Seif Clark, Inc. (CSC)

Ensuring good indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in your facility does more than merely provide a comfortable space for your residents and your staff. A well-maintained facility is vital to the health and safety of building occupants. Infection prevention programs often overlook the environment. Clean and controlled air and water play a vital role in the prevention and control of common biological and chemical hazards. Let’s discuss how you can anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control environmental hazards that affect the health and well-being of your teams and the populations they serve.

CE Hours: 1 NHAP & 1 BRN

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM
The Future of Infection Prevention Panel

Jason Belden | CAHF

This session will include a panel discussion on where the future of infection Preventionists in skilled nursing homes is headed.

CE Hours: 1 NHAP & 1 BRN