AHCA’s Premier Infection Preventionist Training is on Sale

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AHCA/NCAL’s Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) is recommended for individuals responsible for infection prevention and control in all long term care settings and is specifically tailored to train Infection Preventionists (IPs) in nursing facilities. Save $100 through December 31, 2023 on all IPCO registrations with promo code SAVE100

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Requirements of Participation (ROP) include robust requirements related to skilled nursing facility (SNF) infection prevention and control programs. F880—Infection Control remains the #2 most frequent CMS citation. 

CMS mandates that nursing facilities have a designated and specially trained IP who is responsible for implementing a comprehensive infection prevention and control program. AHCA recommends that all nursing facilities train at least two clinical staff members to serve as IPs should one IP leave the facility or be unavailable. Additionally, CMS ROP guidance states that facilities should consider a backup IP when the primary IP is not available. 

RNs and LPNs/LVNs have the professional training necessary to serve as a SNF IP and must provide evidence of additional specialized training per CMS regulation. These individuals must be employed at least part-time and on-site by SNFs and must actively participate in each SNF’s Quality Assessment and Assurance (QAA) committee. 

IPCO is provided for 24.5 ANCC contact hours and 24.5 NAB CEs for administrators. AHCA recognizes that many administrators will not have the clinical credentials needed to serve as a designated IP but recommends that administrators consider taking the course to gain a deeper understanding of infection prevention and control in the overall operation of a nursing facility as this remains a high target area for survey and liability.  

The IPCO sale registration fee through the end of 2023 is $350 for AHCA/NCAL members and $550 for non-members when promo code SAVE100 is used at checkout. Please note that there are no refunds and no registrant transfers. Registrants have one year to complete the course. Payment and registration are made online at ahcancalED. Discounted group purchase rates are available for groups of five or more by contacting educate@ahca.org

Members will need to login with their AHCA/NCAL usernames and passwords to register for IPCO. For assistance obtaining usernames and passwords, members should e-mail educate@ahca.org​ with their name and facility contact information.