Infection Control Guidelines for Long Term Care Facilities
CNAs in long-term care facilities will learn detailed guidelines in for the care of residents with specific body-site infections, as well as principles and practices for preventing the spread of infectious organisms to other residents and staff. Will also learn measures to prevent and control the development or spread of antibiotic resistant organisms. Infection control practices are effective when they are understood and carried out by the staff. These practices must be monitored for residents known to be infected with certain organisms and for residents who are unknowingly infected and/or are asymptomatic carriers of the organisms.
- Routine Infection Control Surveillance in Long Term Care
- Definitions of Body Site Infections in Long Term Care Facilities
- Frequent Indicators of Infection in the Elderly
- Symptoms of Worsening Condition
- Body Substance Precautions System
- Diseases Transmitted by Airborne Route
- Collection and Transport of Laboratory Specimens
- Immunization Recommendations for Residents of Long Term Care Facilities
- Employee Immunization Recommendations
- Transfer of Residents Between Facilities
- Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- Influenza Outbreak Control for Long Term Care Facilities
- Tuberculosis Control
After successfully completing the course, students should be able to:
- Summarize the concepts of infection prevention and control.
- Identify the economic and social impact of healthcare-associated infections on individuals, their designated support persons, and the community.
- Describe the chain of infection as it applies to infection prevention and control.
- Describe workplace practices to protect the patient from healthcare-associated infections.
- Discuss workplace practices designed to minimize the risk of healthcare workers’ occupational exposures to infectious diseases.
- Explain the difference between Standard Precautions and transmission-based precautions.
- Discuss types of personal protective equipment, work practices, and engineering controls that protect against healthcare-associated infections.
- Identify healthcare-associated situations requiring enhanced infection control precautions.
Course Format and Teaching Method
- The Course is led by an instructor in a classroom setting. Instructors deliver courses designed to include both the cognitive portion of training and the psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing.
- Course duration: 4 hours
Course Completion Certificate
NAC CE Credits: 4.0
- A lecture manual will be handed out at the beginning of class to each student at no additional charge