Continuing Education Sessions
Session 20 | COVID-19 CDC Evidenced Based Infection Control Practice Changes to Sustain Resident Safety in Skilled Nursing Centers
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Type/Topic: Clinical/Care Practices
The COVID-19 pandemic brought about many changes in nursing centers, and we adapted to frequent changes in guidance from CDC and CMS. This session will discuss evidence-based infection control practices to retain in nursing centers as best practices for resident, family and staff safety. It will also have a focus on best practice infection control guidelines other than those from the CDC that can assist with continuing to improve resident outcomes. Lastly, changes needed to sustain best practices and further improve the culture of infection prevention and control in nursing homes will be identified.
Vice President for Healthcare Quality | RB Health Partners, Inc.
About the Presenter
A.C. Burke is the Vice President for Healthcare Quality for RB Health Partners, Inc. and is the primary author for the Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program, NIPP©… NIPPing Infections in the Bud. She holds a master’s degree in health management and is nationally board certified in infection control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Her 20 years of experience includes working in public health preparedness and response roles, serving as the manager of the Healthcare-associated Infection Prevention Program for the Florida Department of Health as well as the Director of Infection Prevention for Mayo Clinic Florida.