Infection Prevention and Control for State Registered Nurse Aides in the Long-Term Care Setting
The Office of Inspector General, in collaboration with the Department for Medicaid Services and the Department for Public Health, is offering a free day-long educational training for SRNAs on communication and interpersonal skills, concepts of infection prevention and control in LTC settings and abuse prevention and reporting.
Infections are a significant cause of illness, disease and death for residents who live in long-term care facilities. The LTC resident is more at risk of developing infections because of multiple underlying diseases, increased complexity of medical and care needs, changes in the immune systems and use of medications that reduce resistance to microorganisms and increasing exposure to devices and antibiotics used to treat symptoms. Nurse aides are an integral part of reducing the risk of infections and should understand how to implement appropriate infection prevention and control policies and procedures in the LTC setting. This session will teach nurse aides what infection control means, the chain of prevention and how it applies to LTC, hand hygiene, standard and transmission based precautions as well as use of personal protective equipment.
Please join us at one of our four training sessions across the state during the months of April and May. We recommend at least two SRNAs per facility attend the training. Please see the Training Brochure for more details regarding the training dates, locations, registration and overnight accommodations.
Online registration cut-off date is Monday, April 14, 2014
If you require registration assistance please contact Jessica Lowe by e-mail or at 502-564-7963 ext. 3310.
Check back often for more training opportunities. The Office of Inspector General has more great training planned.
If you have any questions about the trainings you may contact Jessica Lowe, phone (502) 564-7963, ext. 3310.