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Applying Isolation Precautions in LTCFs - Webinar By MentorHealth

  August 22, 2012  
MentorHealth, Online Training

Overview: The purpose of this presentation is to review CDC guidelines for isolation precautions and to discuss effective methods of implementation in the long term care environment. Standard and transmission-based precautions will be presented. 

Information will be shared on how to choose between standard precautions alone or standard plus transmission- based precautions. There will be emphasis on the types of isolation that may be implemented in LTCFs and those types that cannot be implemented due to environmental restrictions. There will be discussion of use of personal protective equipment and decontamination of blood spills consistent with standard precautions and OSHA regulations.

The webinar will be augmented by questions, answers, and discussion following the presentation. The participants will be given a policy on Contact Precautions written for the long term care environment. 

Why should you attend: 
Appropriate implementation of isolation precautions in the LTCF is critical to resident and employee safety. Important tools to prevent the transmission of infections in the LTCF include having adequate and accessible personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as staff who understand the risk of transmission and methods to prevent transmission. 

CMS F441 focuses on prevention of transmission of infection and developing a comprehensive infection control program. One of the major components of that program includes appropriate implementation of isolation precautions. These precautions will be covered in detail in this program. 

This webinar is important for any staff who may be involved in the process of implementing or using isolation precautions. From Administrative staff/Leadership to Charge and Staff Nurses, CNAs, Activity and Therapy staff, etc., we all need consistent information to help us use evidence-based practices in implementing isolation precautions. 

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Background of CDC isolation precautions 
  • Standard Precautions
  • Transmission- based Precautions
    • Airborne Infection Isolation
    • Droplet Precautions
    • Contact Precautions
    • Protective Environment
  • How to Choose between Standard and Contact Precautions
  • Decontaminating Blood Spills
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Discontinuing Isolation Precautions
  • Objective Measures to Determine which Residents in Contact Precautions may be Outside the Isolation room
  • Q&A Session
Who Will Benefit:
  • Leadership Team
  • Directors of Nursing
  • Charge Nurses
  • Staff Nurses
  • CNAs
  • Activities Staff
  • Therapy Staff 
  • Environmental Services
Organized by: mentorhealth
Invited Speakers:
Gail Bennett has been involved in Infection Prevention for over 30 years. She has a Master's Degree in Adult Health Nursing with a sub-specialty in Adult Education. She is certified in Infection Control. She is President of ICP Associates and serves as a consultant to over 500 nursing homes throughout the U.S. Gail has served on the APIC National Board of Directors, the Board of Directors and Treasurer for the National Center for Clinical Epidemiology, and President of APIC Atlanta. She has authored multiple chapters, articles, and books. She started and has coordinated for 24 years the ICP Associates' three day basic training program for infection control which is held in Atlanta each year. In addition, she started and presents a two day training program for IPs in Long Term Care in multiple states. For 9 years Gail taught five of CDC's infection control training programs. Gail worked for the Ministry of Health in Barbados and the Pan American Health Organization to develop and present a three day training program for four island countries in the West Indies. Gail was co-editor and author for the APIC/SHEA Guideline: Infection Prevention and Control in the Long Term Care Facility, 2008.

Deadline for Abstracts: 2012-09-25




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Phone: 800-447-9407
Fax: 302-288-6884

E-mail: mentorhealth84@gmail.com
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