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Hear from infection prevention clinical leaders and long-term care experts on what’s next in our post-COVID vaccine world
April 2, 2021 @ 2PM CT
Join long-term care infection prevention experts from AMS Infection Prevention Partners for an upcoming webinar, Navigating Infection Prevention and Control in a Post-COVID Vaccine World in LTC at 2 p.m. CT Friday, April 2, 2021. Hosted by the Missouri Health Care Association as part of its mid-year virtual conference, 1.5 hours of continuing education credits will be offered for attendance.
Most long-term care residents and staff have now been offered the Covid-19 vaccine and results are demonstrating tremendous success as long-term care Covid-19 cases are trending downward. However, “Now is the time to strengthen our infection prevention vigilance; not to ease up on it,” urges Heather Hutson, RN, IP-BC, AMS Chief Infection Control Officer.
In addition to how to strengthen infection prevention programs in your post-vaccine facility, the presentation will also educate on the following topics:
What’s next? A discussion on the potential federal support for nursing homes and our seniors throughout 2021 and beyond;
Proactive infection prevention and control strategies to reduce risks and improve census;
Lessons learned from virtual infection prevention patient rounding (a case study);
Prioritizing your infection prevention and control strategies post-vaccine;
Antibiotics and MDROs: A medical director hits the alarm bell; and
Round two staff and resident vaccination strategies and how to prepare.
“We have been observing staff letting their guard down a bit too much,” said Hutson. “Additionally, some of our facilities are relaxing important protocols like screening visitors and we’re also seeing those ‘other’ infections, including influenza, re-emerge in some of our homes. We’ve seen a big sigh of relief from a hugely successful vaccination campaign – and now we need to get back to work to better protect ourselves and our seniors not just from COVID-19, but all infections.”
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