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NUR143 - F880 Infection Control (1.5 HR)

The Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised the “Interpretive Guidelines for Long-Term Care Facilities,” Tag F880. The revised material is effective as of November 28, 2017. The intent of this regulation is to ensure that facilities develop, implement, and maintain an Infection Prevention and Control Program in order to prevent, recognize, and control the onset and spread of infection within the facility.

Purpose: To assure that facilities develop, implement, and maintain an Infection Prevention and Control Program in order to prevent, recognize, and control the onset and spread of infection in the health care facility. Objectives: 1. Develop an Infection Control Program that meets the requirements of the law; 2. Understand how to investigate, control and prevent the spread of infection in the facility; 3. Discuss Investigative Protocols used during surveys for infection control issues. Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.5 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.