Due to unforeseen circumstances with the seminar presenter, the Legionella seminar, has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 15th from 9am – 12 noon at the Mass Senior Care office in Waltham.
All seminar registrants will automatically be registered for the 2/15 seminar. If you are unable to attend on this date, please let contact Loan Nguyen or call 617.558.0202 at your earliest convenience. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you on February 15th.
Legionella Disease: How to Implement an effective Water Management Program to Comply with the CMS Regulatory Requirements
Thursday, February 15, 2018
9:00 am -12 noon
Mass Senior Care Association Office, Waltham
(Registration begins at 8:30 am)
Between 2000 – 2014, there was an 286% increase in the number of cases of Legionella in the United States. Health care facilities represent a high percentage of these cases with long-term care facilities representing 19% of documented cases. In June of 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released S&C 17-30 Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water Systems to Prevent Cases and Outbreaks for Legionnaire’s Disease. This S&C outlined expectations that healthcare facilities (including long-term care facilities) have water management policies and procedures in place to reduce the risk of growth and spread of Legionella and other opportunistic pathogens in building water systems. This workshop will the review the steps long-term facilities should implement for an effective water management program.
- Provide an overview of Legionella Disease and the reasons for the increased number of cases in long term care;
- Discuss how health care providers can assess the risk of Legionella for their buildings;
- Identify steps to implement to decrease the risks associated with Legionella, and
- Learn best practices for developing an effective water management program
Speaker: Larry Ayotte, New England Territory Manager, Garratt-Callahan Company, a leading provider of expert industrial water treatment solutions.
Target Audience: Administrators, Infection Control staff, Facilities Management staff
$80 for Mass Senior Care Members
$130 for Non-Members
Mass Senior Care must be notified no later than 24 hours prior to the start time of the class for a credit of equal amount to be issued to your Mass Senior Care account. Refunds will not be given and “No Show” attendees will be billed at the full registration fee.
CEUs: 3 - The Massachusetts Senior Care Association has qualified for “deemed status #NH-09015-007” from the Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators for Administrators. This program also meets continuing education requirements for Nurses in Massachusetts. All will receive certificate of attendance.
Massachusetts Senior Care Association
800 South Street, Suite 280
Waltham, MA 02453
Visit www.maseniorcare.org/About_Us/Directions.aspx for directions
Parking: Use the upper level of the parking garage to the left of the building only. Take a left in the garage to access the upper levels. There are ample handicapped parking spaces located directly in front of the building’s main entrance. Please do not park in marked reserved spaces.