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Infection Control Training for Long-Term Care Providers

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Hyatt Regency, Louisville


Many advances in health care have an impact on the quality of care provided in nursing homes. In an effort to keep nursing home providers apprised of recent modifications and updates, OIG is providing training on infection controlf or long-term care providers.


At the conclusion of this training, participants should be able to:

  • Develop and maintain successful infection control programs
  • Understand regulatory compliance associated with the survey process
  • Understand the impact of infection control on social services and resident activities
  • Understand reporting requirements related to infections
  • Understand the psycho-social impacts of residents in isolation 
Recommended Audience

The recommended audience for this seminar includes administrators, directors of nursing, activities specialist and consultants.


Karen K. Hoffmann, RN, BSN, MS - Karen K. Hoffmann is a clinical instructor for the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Hoffmann’s responsibilities include providing education, consultation and outbreak assistance to all health care facilities in the state of North Carolina as the associate director of the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology. Hoffmann has specialized in the area of infection control and prevention for 28 years, beginning at the Detroit Medical Center (1981-82) and then at the University of Virginia Hospitals (1982-88) as an infection control professional.  Hoffmann is certified in Infection Control; is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC), currently serving on the APIC Annual Conference Committee; and, also is a Fellow in the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).  She has published many articles in the peer-reviewed literature and serves on the editorial board of the journal, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Indiana University and her Master’s degree in Healthcare Epidemiology from the University of Virginia. Hoffmann was honored in 1999 as the first recipient of the Educator of the Year awarded by the journal, Infection Control Today.  This year, she received the SHEA Advanced Practice Infection Preventionist award. Most recently, she served on the CMS expert review panel for infection control regulatory revisions and was a speaker for the CMS national train-the-trainer infection control conference.

Donna Beyl, ACSW, LCSW - Donna has worked with seniors for 24 years. She began her career as a social worker and activity professional in a 132-bed SNF/ICF nursing home. Throughout her career she has consulted for more than 500 long-term facilities throughout the country providing training related to psychosocial needs of the elderly, activity programming, behavior management, survey compliance training and services for seniors. Currently, she is the owner and president of Lacy Beyl and Company, Inc., a nursing home consulting business specializing in social work, activities, nursing and QMRP services. Founded in 1994, the business represents multiple nursing home clients in nine states. LBC also is the primary training company for the Indiana state-approved activity and social service courses.  Donna is a member of NASW and has participated as a field instructor in supervising social work students through various universities.  She is an adjunct faculty member with Ball State University and Indiana University.  Donna holds a bachelor’s and masters degree in social work. She is a licensed clinical social worker and holds ACSW accreditation. She is a member of the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities, the Indiana Association of Homes and Services for the Aged, Indiana Health Care Association and HOPE.

Sandy E. Kelly, RN - Kelly has been a practicing RN for more than 40 years and has varied background experiences in acute care hospital settings, adult inpatient and outpatient long-term care psychiatric services and has worked with foster children with behavioral health problems. She is a registered nurse diploma graduate from Queens Hospital Center School of Nursing, Jamaica, NY and has a bachelor’s degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY, She has a masters degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. After relocating from New York she joined state government in 1997 and for the last four years has been with the Department of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning, Infectious Diseases Branch, Reportable Diseases Section as a section manager. Her responsibilities includes oversight and supervision  of staff in the section with the responsibility of updating the Reportable Diseases Desk Reference, tracking outbreaks, entering, confirming and reporting notifiable diseases as defined by CDC and mandated by state administrative regulation. Kelly and her staff are responsible for providing ERRT response training, consultation, guidance for local health staff, hospital infection control personnel and regional epidemiologists throughout Kentucky with regard to reportable diseases, food and waterborne GI illness outbreaks.  She is a member of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, Kentucky Public Health Association and the Kentucky HIV/AIDS Planning and Advisory Council.


Continuing Education Units - KBN#7-0061

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) has approved 5.5 contact hours for RNs and LPNs. Participants must stay for the entire course in order to receive CEUs. 

Note: Approval by the KBN of an individual nursing continuing education provider does not constitute endorsement of offering content.

Training Dates and Locations

Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

HYATT Regency
320 West Jefferson
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 581-1234



To Register On-line Using TRAIN

To register, go to the TRAIN system 

Use the following resources to assist with online registration process:

Refer to locator code #1021600

For further assistance with online registration process, contact the help desk via e-mail or call (502) 564-4990

Hurry. The deadline for enrollment is April 26, 2010. Training is free so classes may fill up quickly.

Miscellaneous Information:

Special Accommodations: Please contact Terri Cook if you require special accommodations.

Recommended Attire: Business casual. Please bring a jacket or sweater as temperatures in the meeting room may vary.


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