Infection Control Training Resources

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In partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), APIC conducted two seminars in infection prevention and control for healthcare workers in the Chicagoland area. These programs are sponsored by CDPH and made possible through funding from a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Archives of the training materials are provided below for your reference.

“A Day in the Life of an Infection Preventionist” Workshop

“A Day in the Life of an Infection Preventionist” Workshop

Training Resources

Attention to infection prevention and control in long term care has increased with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities. This workshop is designed for individuals functioning in the role of infection preventionist in long term care facilities. While no two days are the same, the interactive workshop will discuss the everyday activities important to establishing a strong infection prevention and control program. The components and tools needed to establish a routine for daily activities will be introduced. 

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe the components of the daily routine for an infection preventionist in long term care. Identify the tools and resources needed to perform the routine daily activities. 
  2. Develop a facility specific daily routine. 

 

A Day in the Life of an Infection Preventionist Workshop Presentation

(Presentation video coming soon)

 

Supporting Documents:

 

Section 1:CMS Pathways

Infection Prevention, Control & Immunizations
Quality Assessment Assurance (QAA) and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Plan Review
Environmental Observations
Urinary Catheter or Urinary Tract Infection Critical Element Pathway
Dialysis Critical Element Pathway
Respiratory Care Critical Element Pathway
Medication Storage and Labeling
Tube Feeding Status Critical Element Pathway
Bladder or Bowel Incontinence Critical Element Pathway

Section 2: Hand Hygiene

IDPH Memo: Use of Alcohol-Based Hand Rubs for Hand Hygiene in Long Term Care Facilities
Hand Hygiene Education Program for Frontline Staff
Hand Hygiene Observations: Instructions for Secret Observers
Hand Hygiene Monitoring Tool with Respiratory Therapy
Hand Hygiene Monitoring Tool with Therapy Services
Improving Hand Hygiene: Training for Interrupted Observers
Interrupted Observations: Reminder Cards
Interrupted Observations: Thank You Cards
Hand Hygiene Database Limited Disciplines OT/PT/ST
Hand Hygiene Database Limited Disciplines RT
Hand Hygiene Database Multiple Disciplines
Hand Hygiene Observation Tabulation Sheet
Instructions for Printing Hand Hygiene Interrupted Observation Cards
Interrupted Observations: Formatted Blank Avery 5877 Clean Edge Business Cards

Section 3: Regulatory and Legislative

210 ILCS 45 Nursing Home Care Act
CMS Final Rule: Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities (Mega Rule)
20 ILCS 2310-650 Influenza Vaccination Amendment
IL Administrative Code Section 300.696 Infection Control
CMS State Operations Manual: Guidelines for Surveyors
CMS Memo: Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water Systems to Prevent Cases and Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease (LD)
CMS Memo: Temporary Enforcement Delays for Certain Phase 2 F-Tags and Changes to Nursing Home Compare

Section 4: Line Lists and Tools

CDC Line List Template
Environment of Care Rounds Tool
IHI Contact Precautions Monitoring Tool
Interfacility IC Transfer Tool
Linelist Master - Sample
Minnesota DPH Infection and Antibiotic Use Tracking Tool
Minnesota DPH Infection and Antibiotic Use Tracking Tool Instructions
Personal Protective Equipment Monitoring Tool
Sample Policy Review and Revision

Section 5: Memos and Communication

01.25.19 OPPS Isolation Clarification C. auris
01.24.18 IDPH C. auris Memo Update
CDCS Influenza LTCF Outbreak Guidance
Memo XDRO Registry 090413 Final
IDPH Memo Use of ABHR
OHP Labs Siren Legionella UAT Memo 1.29.18

Section 6: Guidelines

APIC-SHEA Guidelines for LTCFs
CDC MDRO Guidelines
CDC Disinfection Guidelines
CDC Environmental Infection Control (EIC) in Healthcare Facilities 2003
CDC Hand Hygiene Guidelines
HICPAC 2007 Isolation Guidelines
HICPAC Core Practices
Management of CRE in Long Term Care Facilities
IDSA - SHEA C. diff Guidelines
NIOSH Selecting Evaluating and Using Sharps Disposal Containers
CDC Pocket Podiatry Guide
CDC Podiatry Guide
CDC Guideline for Preventing Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Section 7: Miscellaneous

ABCs of Antibiotics for Healthcare Workers (English)
ABCs of Antibiotics for Healthcare Workers (Spanish)
Antibiotic Infographic (English)
Antibiotic Infographic (Spanish)
APIC Dos and Don'ts: Gowns
APIC Dos and Don'ts: Masks
APIC Dos and Don'ts: Gloves
APIC Infographic: LTCF
APIC IP and You: You are Important
APIC IP and You: Being a Good Visitor - Flu
APIC IP and You: Candida auris
APIC IP and You: Good Visitor in Nursing Home
APIC IP and You: Hand Hygiene Day
APIC IP and You: Nightmare Bactria
APIC IP and You: What's an HAI
APIC IP and You: Who are Infection Preventionists
CDC Patient Brochure Clean Hands Count: Patients and Visitors
CDC Patient Factsheet Clean Hands Count: Patients and Visitors
CDC Developing a Water Management Program to Reduce Legionella Growth and Spread in Buildings

 

“Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection” Workshop

“Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection” Workshop

Training Resources

Attention to the environment of care and cleaning in long-term care has increased with additional regulatory emphasis from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities. This workshop is designed for individuals working in the role of Environmental Services Director or Manager in long-term care facilities. The leadership of environmental service departments has evolved into a complex position of balancing multiple priorities and accountability, the goal of the workshop is to provide and collaborate on the daily environmental services challenges. 

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: 

  1. Understand the comprehensive training requirements of Environmental Services Support Technicians. 
  2. Identify the tools and resources needed to validate Environmental Services cleaning as recommended by the CDC.
  3. Develop or enhance Environmental Services Technician competencies. 
  4. Develop an accountability matrix in collaboration with Nursing and Infection Prevention to ensure that everything is being cleaned on the required schedules. 

 

Environmental Services and Cleaning Workshop Presentation

Training video: Cleaning and Disinfection a Resident Room in Long-Term Care

English

English with Captions

(Spanish coming soon)

 

Supporting Documents:

 

Section 1: Facility Assessment

Workshop Agenda
Facility Assessment Tool
CDC Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool for Long-term Care Facilities (ICAR Tool)

Section 2: Cleaning Agents

Dr. Rutala and Weber’s Considerations for Selecting the Optimal Disinfectant for Your Facility

Section 3: Environmental Monitoring

Modified Environmental Checklist for Monitoring Room/Equipment Cleaning
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! – Marking Instructions for Visible Marking

Section 4: Exercises

Worksheet to Create a Performance Improvement Project Charter
Environment of Care Rounds Tool
Resource Guide for Quality Improvement Tools
CMS Process Tool Framework
Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Worksheet
Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) Worksheet

Section 5: Pledge and Resources

AHRQ Infection Prevention Pledge
Health Department Contacts for Healthcare Associated Infection Questions

Contact Us

CDPH HAI/AR Unit: 

Email: CDPHHAIAR@cityofchicago.org
312-746-4683 (Fax)

 

HAI Coordinator:

Shannon Xydis
Email: Shannon.Xydis@cityofchicago.org
312-743-0416 (Office)
312-746-4683 (Fax)

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Related External Links

Illinois Department of Public Health

HAI and AR Prevention Program

Illinois Hospital Report Card

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Healthcare Associated Infections