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Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antibiotic Resistance

2014 Arizona Long-Term Care Infection Prevention and Control Collaborative

HAI Prevention Strategies Subcommittee logo

When: July 18, 2014

Where: Black Canyon Conference Center

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This free one-day infectious disease collaborative was presented by Arizona Department of Health Services Healthcare-Associated Infections Program, Division of Licensing, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, and APIC Consulting, Inc. The purpose of the event was to provide those involved in Infection Prevention & Control with training based on APIC's Infection Preventionist's Guide to Long-Term Care in addition to key tools to strengthen infection prevention program's action against healthcare-associated infections. Participants were encouraged to forge connections with partners and exchange information and knowledge of current infectious disease topics.

Goals of the training
  • Educate new IPs within skilled nursing facilities on the key concepts and basic principles for infection prevention.
  • Deliver tools and evidence-based interventions to mitigate risk within healthcare facilities.
  • Identify infection prevention challenges in the long-term care setting
  • Teach the basics of infection prevention and understand the essential components of an effective infection prevention program
  • Understand the management of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs)
Added benefits

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Christine Wampler.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits were offered through APIC Consulting, Inc. and Greater Valley Area Health Education Center (GVAHEC).

  • Nursing: The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. APIC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 7146. This course provides for a maximum of 6 contact hours. (60 min = 1 contact hour).
  • Nursing Home & Healthcare Administrators: This event was approved for 7 continuing education hours through the Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers.
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