Nursing Home Care - Resource

This Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training created in March 2019 is designed for individuals responsible for infection prevention and control (IPC) programs in nursing homes. Created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the course covers:

  • Core activities of effective IPC programs
  • Recommended IPC practices to reduce pathogen transmission, healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance
  • IPC program implementation resources, including policy and procedure templates, audit tools and outbreak investigation tools.

The course includes 23 modules that can be completed in any order and over multiple sessions. Free continuing medical education (CME), continuing nursing education (CNE) or continuing education units (CEUs) available upon course completion.