Train Your Infection Preventionist Now to Meet the CMS November 2019 Requirement

Nancy Leveille and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

This is a reminder Phase III Requirements of Participation (ROP) take effect November 28, 2019 and mandate that every nursing facility have a designated and specially trained Infection Preventionist who is running a comprehensive infection prevention and control program.  AHCA’s Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) program is specifically designed to prepare individuals to effectively implement and manage an Infection Prevention & Control program in nursing facilities. 

AHCA’s course is an online, self-study program with 23 hours of training that meets the educational requirements outlined by CMS. The registration fee is $450 for AHCA/NCAL members and $650 for non-members.  Payment and registration is made online at ahcancalED.  The IPCO course can be accessed here or at: https://educate.ahcancal.org/p/ipco.    

To access ahcancalED and the IPCO course, members will need to login with their AHCA/NCAL usernames and passwords.  For assistance obtaining AHCA/NCAL usernames and passwords, please e-mail update@ahca.org with your name and facility contact information.  

Members who have taken this course find it to be very valuable and practical for use in the SNF. 

See attached flyer. 

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACT: 

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20 

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15