Infection Prevention & Control in Long Term Care

Strategies to Prevent Infectious Spread In Nursing Care Facilities

Foundational Course

Infection Prevention & Control in Long Term Care


We have seen the recent devastation of many Nursing Care Centers as Covid-19 ravaged their residents, and the need for knowledge in infection prevention and control in long term care was demonstrated with the rapid spread of this deadly virus in Nursing Homes throughout the country.

This presentation reviews Medicare requirements for Infection Prevention and Control and provides useful approaches to trace performance for hand hygiene, PPE use, appropriate precautions and tools to protect residents and staff. Upon completion, Nursing Staff in long term care settings will have a foundation of understanding related to infection prevention, standard and transmission based precautions and appropriate PPE to prevent infection and protect residents.

Learn specific expectations and apply successful strategies to prevent the spread of infection for staff and patients in long term care facilities as outlined in this course. 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours Available

Learn & Apply

Strategies to Prevent Infectious Spread In Nursing Care Facilities

  • Identify

    Identify key CMS requirements regarding Infection Prevention and Control in the Long Term Care / Nursing Home / Nursing Care Center

  • Discuss

    Discuss key compliance challenges.

  • Assess

    Use tracer examples to assess Infection Prevention and Control.

About the Instructor

Darlene Christiansen, LRN, LNHA, EdD

Darlene Christiansen, LRN, LNHA, EdD, has more than 35 years of nursing, medical, healthcare management and regulatory leadership experience. She is a strong patient and healthcare advocate for enhancing healthcare through weaving regulatory compliance into an organization’s culture. She has been trained in The Joint Commission’s Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals, Home Care, Ambulatory, and Behavioral Health as well as Disease-Specific Certification and is also trained on the requirements and survey process of DNV Healthcare.

Dr. Christiansen served as the Executive Director of Accreditation and Certification Services for The Joint Commission (TJC). In her thirteen years with TJC she also served in the roles of Director of Standards Interpretation and The Office of Quality Monitoring, Associate Director for Hospital Surveyors, Associate Director for Long-Term Care Surveyors, and surveyor. Most recently, she served on key committees with internal staff and external customers for the TJC Standards Improvement Initiative and supported accredited organizations and those seeking accreditation in the pre-survey, intra-survey, and post-survey processes. Her responsibilities also included business development for the hospital and critical access hospital programs.

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Completion is eligible for CE credits through the ANCC.

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