Infection Prevention Training

The Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training course is designed for individuals responsible for infection prevention and control (IPC) programs in nursing homes.

The course was produced by CDC in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

This specialized nursing home training covers:

  • Core activities of effective IPC programs,
  • Recommended IPC practices to reduce:
    • Pathogen transmission
    • Healthcare-associated infections
    • Antibiotic resistance
Available Continuing Education

The course is made up of 23 modules and sub-modules that can be completed in any order and over multiple sessions.

Cost: Free

Available continuing education: CME, CNE or CEUs

To earn continuing education, register for the course and complete:

  • All the modules
  • Post-course evaluation
  • Examination
Infection Prevention and Control Resources

The course introduces and describes how to use IPC program implementation resources including policy and procedure templates, audit tools, and outbreak investigation tools.

Examples of resources available in the course including the following:

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