IPAC


I-PAC: Infection Prevention and Control for LTC

Building on the success of the Project Firstline infection prevention initiative, NJHA and its Health Research and Educational Trust has developed “I-PAC: Infection Prevention and Control for LTC” – a series of free webinars to help all levels of the long term care workforce – from clinicians to support staff – adopt a layered, multi-point approach to infection prevention.

Current I-PAC Offerings

Registration is free for I-PAC programs. Attendees will earn continuing education credits upon successful completion of each session. See the current webinar offerings, and use the link to register.

Dates

Topic

Length

Objectives

Registration Links

Thur., Oct. 20 (12 EDT) Flu Fighters: Gearing Up for Influenza Season 45 mins
  • Signs and symptoms of influenza
  • Strategies to prevent influenza
  • Infection prevention methods for respiratory viral illnesses in long term care settings
https://bit.ly/3EE1smw
Thur., Oct. 27 (12 EDT) Standard & Transmission-Based Precautions 30 mins
  • Standard precautions which include hand hygiene
  • Safe injection practices and use of personal protective equipment
  • Detailed transmission-based precaution relevant to both acute care facilities and long-term care facilities
https://bit.ly/3fYnoi1
Thur., Nov. 3 (12 EDT) It’s In Your Hands: Hand Hygiene Refresher 30 mins
  • Describe two reasons why having clean hands is especially important in healthcare
  • Discuss two reasons why hands are the main way germs can spread in the environment
https://bit.ly/3DkpReA
Thur., Nov. 10 (12 EDT) COVID Boosters and Treatments 2.0 30 mins
  • Discuss the impact of COVID-19
  • Review NJ long term care data for COVID, vaccinations and Influenza
  • Summarize preventive agents and therapeutics
https://bit.ly/3sMw6D5
Thur., Nov. 17 (12 EDT) Enhanced Barrier Precautions 30 mins
  • Describe enhanced barrier precautions for long term care
  • Identify which residents need enhanced barrier precautions vs. contact precautions
https://bit.ly/3SVZ7an
Tue., Nov. 22 (12 EDT) COVID Boosters and Treatments 2.0 30 mins
  • Discuss the impact of COVID-19
  • Review NJ long term care data for COVID, vaccinations and Influenza
  • Summarize preventive agents and therapeutics
http://bit.ly/3tEP52S
Thur., Dec. 1 (12 EDT) What You Should Know About Norovirus 30 mins
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of Norovirus
  • Discuss important infection prevention interventions to halt an outbreak of Norovirus
https://bit.ly/3Dt8Rmu
Tue., Dec. 6 (2 EDT) Train the Trainer* Preventing Ventilator Associated Pneumonia 60 mins
  • Define ventilator associated pneumonia
  • Articulate strategies to prevent ventilator associated pneumonia
  • Review recently updated recommendations for prevention strategies
http://bit.ly/3XbklnV
Thur., Dec. 8 (12 EDT) What's New in Testing and Quarantine Guidance 30 mins
  • Review updates to testing and quarantine guidance in long term care
  • Discuss important infection prevention strategies currently recommended for COVID-19
https://bit.ly/3U2BL4g
Thur., Dec. 15 (12 EDT) Stop the Spread: Understanding Virus Transmission 30 mins
  • Explain how viruses spread between people
  • Discuss infection prevention methods to prevent the spread of viruses
https://bit.ly/3UiorZd

 

*The Train-the-Trainer series is designed to offer long term care facilities the opportunity to have staff trained as infection prevention leaders and trainers. Each session will focus on a different infection prevention topic. Participants will be provided the curriculum, slide decks, checklists, competency tests, handouts, and other resources needed to deliver the infection prevention education. During the live, web-based instructor training, participants will learn techniques and best practices for training others, such as utilizing role play and other methodology. Participants are expected to develop a plan for coordinating and offering a minimum of five training sessions for their facility/organization by June 2024. Delivery of continuing education credits will be contingent upon submission of a written plan.

 

Download a PDF of the Project Q1 (Fall 2022) schedule by clicking here.