Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program…Nipping Infection in the Bud

  • REVISED Agenda HERE – Request you arrive no later than 8:45 am both mornings.

    Tuesday 9 am – 4 pm
    Wednesday 9 am – 2 pm.

    Course Overview


    Our sponsor

    The Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program…Nipping Infection in the Bud aka NIPP © is a packed 10 hour training program to prepare the professional to meet the intent of the new CMS guidance for the skilled nursing facility (facility) designated Infection Preventionist. At the conclusion of this training the participants will be able to design an effective infection control and prevention program.

    Program Purpose:

    The federal regulations require that each facility has a designated and educated Infection Preventionist. This professional will be responsible to coordinate the facility infection prevention & control program under which it investigates, controls and prevents infections in the facility; decides what procedures, such as isolation should be applied to an individual resident; and maintains a record of incidents and corrective actions related to infections and much more! In the recent federal regulation changes, many more aspects of infection prevention have been added such as the completion of an annual infection control risk assessment (ICRA), stricter antibiotic stewardship, etc. As noted, nationwide F 441 Infection has been one of the top ten and in most states top 1-5 ranked deficiencies. As infections are linked to un-necessary re-hospitalizations and have a significant impact on morbidity and mortality of those we serve it is no surprise that CMS took a stronger view.


    Our Sponsor

    Participants will receive training materials that will include an infection control manual. This program is interactive and will include exercises to enhance the learner’s comprehension of the subject matter taught. Participants will need to bring their own personal protective equipment (PPE). This would include gowns, gloves, and disposable masks.

    Upon completion, a 100 question examination will be emailed to participants. A minimum score to pass is 80. A certificate to those that pass, will be e-mailed.

    10 CEUs provided

  • Hotels


    Country Inn & Suites– Boise West
    3355 East Pine Avenue
    Meridian, ID 83642
    208 639-3300

    Hotel is 100% Non-smoking (outside smoking area is available) & No Pets.

    Amenities include: Complimentary airport taxi, hot Breakfast, high speed internet in every room, indoor pool & Jacuzzi hot tub, Business Center, Fitness Center, book lending Library, guest laundry. Spacious rooms include refrigerators and microwaves. The hotel is located within walking distance to dining where most guests receive up to 20% off meals exclusive to this hotel.

    Reservations may be made online or calling the hotel directly. Preferred rate is $99/night (does not include taxes). Click on this LINK to register.

    SpringHill Suites by Marriot – Boise
    6325 N. Cloverdale Rd.
    Boise, ID 83713

    Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at 208.939.8266 or 888.236.2427. A preferred corporate rate to Idaho Health Care Association is 15% off the “Best Available Rate”. These rates do not include applicable state and local taxes.

    Traveler Benefits include: Free parking, complimentary Breakfast Buffet, complimentary wireless or wired internet access, daily newspaper, use of on-site fitness center & indoor heated pool, Business Center and 24/7 Market. The hotel will provide shuttle service from the hotel to the IHCA office and back provided you make arrangements with the front desk, in advance.

  • Presenter

    A.C. Burke, MA, CIC has over 18 years of experience in the public and private sectors and has achieved national recognition for her work. She worked for the Florida Department of Health for 15 years with her final role as statewide Epidemiology Manager. She has also served as the project manager for Public Health Ready (a disaster planning, training, and exercise program) for Florida DOH in Seminole County, the first county in the state to achieve this designation by the National Association for City and County Health Officials (NACCHO). A.C. has a Master’s degree in health management, graduate level training in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and is certified in infection control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC).

  • Fees

    Listed rates include lunch and snack breaks each day of the training and your copy of the training manual.


    $285/person Early-bird
    $335/person after May 8th


    $435/person Early-bird
    $485/person after May 8th

    Cancellations & No-Shows
    Cancellations are subject to a $75.00 fee if made more than fourteen (14) business days prior to the event. There will be no refund or credit granted for “no-shows” and cancelled registration within fourteen (14) business days of the event. Training dates are subject to change. Additional dates may be added due to demand. Please note — IHCA reserves the right to re-schedule any training that does not meet minimum registration requirements.


    Scholarships available!

    Idaho’s Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Program is offering travel scholarships to long term care facilities within the state to support and encourage attendance of IHCA’s Infection Prevention training on May 23 – 24, 2017, in Meridian, Idaho. To apply for a scholarship to attend this important training, please contact Susan Heppler, Idaho’s HAI Program Manager, at 208-334-5871 or  Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Facilities will be reimbursed for one (1) LTC staff attending; additional scholarships may be awarded until funding is exhausted. Expense receipts and allowances for travel must follow the Division of Public Health’s travel policy; attendees/facilities must submit receipts & proof of attendance, in order to receive reimbursement for qualified travel.

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