Water Management is Vital to Comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control Programs in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Centers Programs and Resources Published:November 10, 2020 Dave Kyllo Page ContentSkilled nursing and assisted living centers provide care for vulnerable people who can become critically ill when steps are not taken to reduce the risk of waterborne diseases such as Legionnaire’s. Effective water management programs are mandated for nursing facilities by CMS and highly recommended for assisted living facilities by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a best practice. AHCA/NCAL offers an affordable online Water Management Training course that provides long term care staff with information about: What a water management plan is; The essential elements of an effective water management program; and, How nursing and assisted living facilities should develop and maintain comprehensive water management programs. The online one-hour training contains five modules and is designed for administrators, building engineers and maintenance department personnel, DONs who have not been trained as Infection Preventionists, and other staff responsible for building operations or infection prevention and control. The per-individual cost for the training is $25 for AHCA/NCAL member facility staff and $65 for non-members. An online final test and certificate of completion are included with each registration. Make sure your facility is ready to address the threat of water-borne pathogens and external water interruptions by having a thorough and effective water management plan in place. Register for AHCA/NCAL’s Water Management Training today.