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, October 1, 2019 8:00 AM - Thursday, October 3, 2019 12:00 PM
KAHCF James S. Judy Training Center 9403 Mill Brook Road
Louisville, KY

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NIPP© Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program... Nipping Infection in the Bud

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



NIPP© Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program…

Nipping Infections in the Bud

3 Day 16 Hour Training Agenda 2019


Day 1

8:30 – 9:30                         Introduction to F880, F881 & F883

9:30 – 11:15*                    Foundations of Infection Prevention (Activity - Participants need to have personal protective equipment to include gowns, gloves, and mask.)

Break 10:00 – 10:15

11:15 – 12:15                    Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI)

12:15 – 1:15                       Lunch (on your own)

1:15 – 2:45                         Surveillance for Infection Prevention

2:45 – 3:00                         Break

3:00 – 4:00                         Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection


Day 2

8:30 – 10:00                       Antibiotic Stewardship

10:00 – 10:15                    Break

10:15 – 11:15                    Urinary Tract Infections

11:15 – 12:00                    Skin, Soft Tissue and Wound Infections

12:00 – 1:00                       Lunch (on your own)

1:00 - 1:45                          Infection Control Risk Assessment for Your Infection Control Program

1:45 – 2:45                         Water Management Plan

2:45 – 3:00                         Break

3:00 – 3:45                         Construction Infection Prevention and Control Risk Assessments and Permits

3:45 – 4:30                         Employee/Occupational Health


Day 3

8:30 – 9:30                         Multi-drug Resistant Organisms

9:30 – 10:45*                    C. diff Infections

     *Break 10:00 – 10:15

10:45 – 11:15                    Respiratory Infections

11:15 – 11:45                    Injection Safety

11:45 – 12:15                    Central Line Maintenance and CLABSI Prevention


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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

Chaz Rhone, MPH, CIC Infection Prevention Advisor 

Mr. Rhone received a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Florida in 2007 and has been certified in Infection Control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology since 2012. During his 10 years in Infection Prevention, Chaz has worked both in the public and private sector as an infection preventionist and epidemiologist. 

As an epidemiologist with the Florida Department of Health Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Program, he led a statewide healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention collaborative composed of over 20 acute and long term care facilities to achieve reductions in device related infections and device utilization.  

In the acute care setting as an Infection Preventionist (IP), he has participated in several committees centered on patient safety initiatives and served as the infection prevention advisor for the initial implementation of the Agency for Health Research and Quality Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program. Additionally, he chaired a disinfection task force responsible for process improvement involving disinfection of non and semi-critical patient care equipment.

Chaz remains involved in public health infection prevention initiatives as an advisory board member for the Florida Department of Health HAI Prevention Program. Additionally he supports organizations advancing the field of Infection Prevention through membership with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and also the Florida Professionals in Infection Control (FPIC) organization, of which he has served as a board member and currently president. 



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.

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 September 25 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between September 25-September 30 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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