Seminar | 800 South Street, Waltham
Oct 16, 2019 09:00am - Oct 17, 2019 03:30pm

Who, What, Why and How:
The Fundamentals of an Infection Prevention Program for Nursing Home Staff

2 Day Workshop - October 16 & 17, 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm each day
(Registration begins at 8:30 am)
Mass Senior Care Association Office, Waltham

This education program is generously sponsored by Geriatric Medical, a Mass Senior Care Associate Member

Seminar Description:
Staff and health care providers in nursing homes play a crucial role in protecting residents and themselves. The better prepared you are, the safer an environment you provide for you and your residents. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

This training will teach participants about the key components of a nursing home infection prevention program, the prevention bundles necessary to break the chain of infection, and strategies to ensure program success. Participants will learn what their role is in preventing infections, how to select and use personal protective equipment, when to apply transmission-based precautions, and the steps for proper cleaning and disinfection of the resident care environment.  Evidence-based practice, national guidelines, and regulatory standards will be presented along with the epidemiology of emerging pathogens and other disease-causing organisms.

In addition, the Department of Public Health, will review reporting requirements, most commonly reported infections and MDROs seen in Massachusetts nursing homes as well as a review of the ICAR assessments completed in the state.

Don’t miss this information packed two-day seminar to learn practical techniques that are effective in preventing the spread of infections.


  • To identify the key components of an infection prevention and control program.
  • To discuss the roles and responsibilities of front-line staff, staff development, and unit managers in infection prevention and control.
  • To demonstrate appropriate use of personal protective equipment.
  • To describe 4 different types of transmission-based precautions and when to apply them.
  • To discuss the role of the environment in transmission of infection.
  • To identify emerging pathogens and organisms that cause healthcare-associated infections.

Target Audience:

•           Front-line Staff, Staff Development, Unit Managers, Housekeeping staff/managers

•           Attendance is limited to 64 due to room capacity

This training is not for Infection Prevention Control Officers and does not meet the specific requirements outlined by CMS for this position.


  • A.C. Burke, MA, C.I.C., Vice President of Healthcare Quality, RB Health Partners, Inc.
  • Eileen McHale, Healthcare Associated Infection Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality
  • Barbara Bolstorff, Epidemiologist, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences

Mass Senior Care Association
800 South Street, Suite 280
Waltham, MA  02453

CEUs – 12.0

12 CEUs will be awarded for nurses and nursing home administrators. 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 paid registrants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Fees: (Must be paid in full prior to attending seminar)

$ 250 - Mass Senior Care Association Member

$ 400 - Non-member

Cancelation Policy:  Mass Senior Care must be notified in writing within 7 business days prior to the start of the seminar for a credit of equal amount to be issued to your Mass Senior Care account. Refund requests received within 6 business days or less from the seminar date will not be accepted. “No Show” attendees will be billed at the full registration fee. Cancelations should be emailed to

Parking: Use the parking garage to the left of the building. 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.

This program is generously sponsored by: