It is estimated that 1 to 3 million serious infections occur every year in skilled nursing, assisted living, and long-term care facilities.
Join us to learn how to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the spread of communicable disease through surveillance, education, treatment, prevention, and control.
Led by a multidisciplinary team of leaders working in Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, and Long-Term Care Facilities and infectious disease experts, we aim to strengthen your skills to develop a quality Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program that meets regulatory standards, and provides tools to detect, prevent, and respond to COVID-19 and other infectious pathogens.
We are commited to maintaining the safety and wellbeing of staff, patients, and residents. The SNF-LTC IPC ECHO is rooted in best practice IPC protocols and evidence-based guidelines to provide safe, equitable, and culturally appropriate care.
All current SNF, ALF, and LTC clinical and non-clinical leadership staff are encouraged to participate in (24) virtual ECHO sessions via Zoom and (4) on-site, in person Train-the-Trainer sessions hosted at the CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, NJ.
After participating in this ECHO, participants will be able to:
This ECHO is made possible through funding the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has received from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Center for Disease Contol and Prevention (CDC) under the following legislative authority:
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, P.L. 117-2, through CDC’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Cooperative Agreement (CK19-1904), as a program-initiated component funding under ‘Nursing Home & Long-Term Care Facility Strike Team and Infrastructure Project’