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The Role of an Infection Preventionist in Long Term Care

Published July 25, 2019 Brought to you by Relias

Presenter: Amanda Thornton, RN, MSN, CIC – Clinical Science Liaison, PDI

  • See required qualifications of an Infection Control Officer
  • Identify tasks the infection preventionist must oversee within the quality assurance committee
  • State the requirements for a “well-established and all-encompassing infection control program”
  • Outline surveillance programs for long term care with NHSN benefits
  • Discuss requirements around resident and employee vaccinations
  • Identify how a trained infection preventionist adds value to an organization