CDC/CMS Free Infection Preventionist Training Course and CMS QSO Memo (3/19)

By CDC/CMS - March 12, 2019

Specialized Infection Prevention and Control Training for Nursing Home Staff in the Long-Term Care Setting is Now Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborated on the development of a free on-line training course in infection prevention and control for nursing home staff in the long-term care setting.

The training provides approximately 19 hours of continuing education credits as well as a certificate of completion (i.e., free CME, CNE or CEUs).

The course introduces and describes how to use IPC program implementation resources including policy and procedure templates, audit tools, and outbreak investigation tools.

The course is made up of 23 modules and sub-modules that can be completed in any order and over multiple sessions.

The course covers:

  • Core activities of effective IPC programs
  • Recommended IPC practices to reduce
  • Pathogen transmission
  • Healthcare-associated infections
  • Antibiotic resistance