Infection prevention education for all nursing home staff is key to stopping the spread of serious illness. These free, engaging educational modules will help all nursing home staff learn how to protect their residents (and themselves) from the spread of disease. Each module is about 30-45 minutes in length, includes a short pre-test and post-test, and is designed to instruct AND entertain. Module topics are: 1) Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, 2) Isolation Precautions, 3) Injection Safety, 4) Environmental Disinfection, 5) Urinary Tract Infections, and 6) Clostridium difficile. Available to take on-line and via DVD! Follow this link for module previews and to get started.
In North Carolina, every healthcare organization that performs invasive procedures (including injections) is required to designate a credentialed staff person to receive infection control training and implement an infection control program. The approved infection control curriculum developed by SPICE prepares designated healthcare providers to implement the North Carolina rule, 10A NCAC 41A .0206 INFECTION PREVENTION – HEALTH CARE SETTINGS. Learners will be able to ensure and systematically assess that their facility has the appropriate infection prevention policies and procedures in place to allow healthcare personnel to provide safe patient care consistent with the NC communicable disease rule .0206.
- Epidemiologic principles of infectious disease;
- Principles and practice of asepsis;
- Sterilization, disinfection, and sanitation;
- Universal blood and body fluid precautions;
- Safe injection practices;
- Engineering controls to reduce the risk of sharp injuries;
- Disposal of sharps; and
- Techniques that reduce the risk of sharp injuries to health care workers.
The NC Infection Control Curriculum is offered on-line for outpatient, dental, and home health/hospice settings by the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology. Each course costs $150 by credit card. If an invoice is needed for payment by check, please complete this form.
Take the required .0206 Infection Control Course for your facility type:
Other .0206 infection control course options:
New 2 1/2 day format includes:
- Antibiotic Stewardship
- Basic statistics and surveillance data
- NC Laws section taken on-line (30 min. module)
- CE for nurses and administrators
The course will be offered on the following dates:
- September 11-13, 2017
- This three day program held every spring and fall is designed to provide participants with current and practical information for the recognition and management of common infection prevention issues in non-acute care facilities, with an emphasis on long term care. Basic statistics for surveillance and antibiotic stewardship are new additions to the course. Cost is $395 for NC residents, $425 for out-of-state residents.
- This course has been approved as meeting the requirements of the NC Infection Control law 10A NCAC 41A.0206 for healthcare workers in the Long-Term Care setting.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Contact Hours: 18.0
This educational program has been approved by the NC Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators for continuing education credit.
Contact Hours: 17.5
Dates for the course are:
- November 6 – 9, 2017
Intended for infection preventionists in hospitals, this week-long course will give participants the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of sterilization, disinfection, antibiotic utilization, infections in high-risk groups, and epidemics, while broadening their understanding of the interface between specific hospital, ambulatory care, and community health settings and infection control. The course includes information on sterilization, disinfection, antibiotic utilization, infections in high-risk groups, and epidemic situations. Infection Control Part I is not a prerequisite for this course. Cost is $595 for NC residents, $650 for out-of-state residents.
NOTE: Successful completion of BOTH “Infection Control Part I: Clinical Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections” and “Infection Control Part II: The Infection Preventionist as an Environmentalist” offered by SPICE will meet the requirements of the NC Infection Control law 10A NCAC 41A.0206 for attending an approved course.
This continuing education nursing activity has been submitted to the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Continuing Education Credit Awarded: TBA
Link will be activated when registration opens on 1/15/18.
Dates for this course are:
- April 23 – 27, 2018.
This week-long course is intended to provide infection preventionists in hospitals with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of healthcare-associated infections and to improve their skills in clinical surveillance. Cost is $595 for NC residents, $650 for out-of-state residents.
NOTE: Successful completion of BOTH “Infection Control Part 1: Clinical Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections” and “Infection Control Part 2: The Infection Preventionist as an Environmentalist” offered by SPICE will meet the requirements of the NC Infection Control law 10A NCAC 41A.0206 for attending an approved course.
This activity has been approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The North Carolina Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Contact hours: 28.60
For more information regarding this course, please call Amy Powell 919-966-6383 or email: email@example.com