Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities
Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities
Kentucky Center for Assisted Living

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NIPP© Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program... Nipping Infection in the Bud
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 8:00 AM - Thursday, December 6, 2018 12:00 PM
James S. Judy Training Center at KAHCF
Louisville, KY

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James S. Judy Training Center at KAHCF
9403 Mill Brook Road
Louisville, KY 40223

Seminar Description

Infection Prevention and Control has taken center stage as part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service's Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities. KAHCF is partnering with RB Health Partners, Inc. to offer a specialized training that will equip long term care facilities with the tools they need to participate in surveillance; learn and use infection control and containment practices; and adopt a proactive approach to preventing spread while being good stewards of antibiotics to preserve effectiveness of the agents we have today. The specialized training will utilize the RB Health Partners, Inc. Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program (NIPP) and features:

* A 16-hour segment for those individuals who have primary professional training in nursing, medical technology, microbiology, epidemiology or other related field who will be responsible for the facility's Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP)*

* Participants attending the full 16-hour specialized training must bring their own personal protective equipment (PPE), which includes gowns, gloves, and disposable masks.

KAHCF consulted with AHCA, and CMS recently and has advised us that acceptable specialized training for designated infection preventionists will require at least 16 to 20 hours in length and the content must address of variety of areas. It is our understanding that CMS Will release a S&C memo on this. CMS has not released the S & C Memo as of 2/2/2018.


Day 1

8:00 - 8:15           Welcome & Announcements
8:15 – 9:00          Regulatory Compliance
9:00 - 10:30         Foundations of Infection Prevention
10:30 - 10:45       Break
10:45 - 12:00       Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection
12:00 - 1:15         Lunch
1:15 – 2:45          Surveillance
2:45 – 3:00          Break
3:00 – 4:00          Infection Control Risk Assessment

Day 2

8:00 – 8:15          Welcome & Announcements
8:15 – 9:15          Infection Prevention, Patient Safety, and Quality Improvement
9:15 – 10:15        Infection Prevention Precautions for Construction
10:15 – 10:30      Break
10:30 – 11:30      Water Management Plan
11:30 – 12:45      Lunch
12:45 – 1:45        Multi-drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO)
1:45 – 2:45          Antibiotic Stewardship
2:45 – 3:00          Break
3:00 – 4:00          Urinary Tract Infection

Day 3

8:00 – 8:45        Employee Health
8:45 – 9:30        Injection Safety
9:30 – 9:45        Break
9:45 – 10:30      Respiratory Infections
10:30 – 11:15    Skin, Soft Tissue, and Wound Infections
11:15 – 12:15    C. difficile


KAHCF’s specialized training delivers all the components of a compliant Infection Prevention and Control Program.

Attendees will:
* Learn how to develop systems for preventing, identifying, reporting, investigating, and controlling infections and communicable diseases across a broader range of nursing facility residents, guests, and staff.
* Identify standards, policies and procedures that are mandated to support the systems, with expert guidance on surveillance and reporting.
* Understand new staff training requirements and how to implement a compliant antibiotic stewardship program that includes antibiotic use protocols and systems for monitoring antibiotic use and recording incidents.
* Learn how to connect the new Facility Assessment with the development of an IPCP.

The specialized training will drill deeper with standard and transmission-based precautions, including the circumstances in which isolation should be used for residents or staff. The Infection Preventionist's role will be fully explored, with a review of that specialists qualifications and scope of practice.

Speaker Info

Anabelle Locsin, RN, Ed.D., RAC-CT, LNC 

Anabelle Locsin has worked in the nursing profession for 46 years in various universities and health care settings. Mrs. Locsin completed her degrees from Silliman University in the Philippines; her BSN, Master of Arts in Nursing and her doctorate degree in Educational Administration. She has various experiences as an Asst. Professor in Colleges of Nursing. She first came to New York in 1985 and worked for Hebrew Home of the Aged at Riverdale, Bronx. She worked as a staff nurse for a year and then was promoted to a Nurse Manager position after passing the state board.

She also worked at New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center as a Clinical Leader of a medical-surgical floor overseeing and coordinating the care of patients. Even while at the hospital, she continued to work at the skilled nursing facility as a Supervisor. Then she was relocated to Florida where she worked at Tampa Doctors’ Hospital as Director of Education and started a geriatric program.


After a year, Mrs. Locsin went to work for Bayfront Medical Center. She worked with the Vice President of Nursing doing special projects, staff/community education and served as an Instructor for USF student nurses having their clinical rotation at BMC. She also worked for BayCare at the Nursing Center for Learning as an Educator. Her various experiences include teaching in colleges of nursing and working in hospitals, home health, and Skilled Nursing facilities. She has been a Director of Nursing since 1997 and her last employment at Menorah Manor she worked as a Chief Nursing Officer for almost 12 years and retired on January 22, 2017. She has completed training as a LTC Risk Manager, is RAC-CT certified, has been a Legal Nurse Consultant and completed training with NYU for the NICHE (Nurses Taking Care of the Hospitalized Elderly) program. Mrs. Locsin has received recognition as Florida Nurse of the Year from Nursing Spectrum, RN of the Year from FHCA, and being a speaker in regional/state/national/international conferences, and other management related commendations. In her retirement, she continues to want to be involved in sharing her knowledge and expertise related to education, gerontology and geriatric care.


Member - $440

Nonmember - $540

Continuing Education

This seminar has been approved for 10 contact hours for administrators and 13.5 contact hours for RN/LPNs by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Long-Term Care Administrators and Kentucky Board of Nursing.
KBN #5-0002-707-461-1217

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to or faxed to 502-425-3431. Cancellations by phone will not be accepted. Cancellations received no later than JNovember 25 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between November 26*December 3 will receive a refund of 1/2. Registrants who do not attend or who do not complete the full seminar will not receive a refund unless prior written notice is given to the KAHCF office.


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