Healthcare Practitioner Courses

Healthcare-Associated Infections: Regulatory Requirements

Healthcare-Associated Infections: An Overview of Regulatory Requirements Applicable to Hospitals and Other Healthcare Facilities.  July 12, check 2013. Webinar created by Julie Reagan, purchase PhD, JD, MPH of HAI Focus and offered through Compliance Online.  The majority of U.S. states have responded to the occurrence of HAIs by implementing state-level HAI prevention and public reporting programs. Most states have also enacted legislation and promulgated administrative regulations placing mandates on hospitals and other healthcare facilities to report data on HAIs. In addition, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented its HAI reporting program requiring reporting of HAI data by Medicare certified facilities. This 90-minute online webinar will provide an overview of the regulatory landscape applicable to HAI data reporting and infection prevention. For those individuals not familiar with HAIs, the webinar will begin with an overview of the various infections that may be acquired in the healthcare setting and will provide a basic introductory overview of the regulatory landscape applicable to HAI public reporting and prevention. The course will provide a current and comprehensive review of U.S. state laws applicable to HAIs as well as a detailed discussion of federal CMS reporting requirements.

Long-Term Care

Norovirus in Long-Term Care Facilities.  Online learning course created by Julie Reagan, PhD, JD, MPH of HAI Focus and offered through Pedagogy, Inc. This instructional course has been designed primarily for nurses and infection prevention and control practitioners working and caring for residents in long-term care facilities.  However, other care providers such as epidemiologists, facility administrators, environmental services, and other long-term care staff members will find the course information useful.  The course is designed to be applicable to various types of long-term care settings and follows the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest 2011 HICPAC Guideline for the Prevention of Norovirus. Approved for 3.0 CE contact hours in California and Florida.  ($30.00).

Norovirus

Preventing and Managing Norovirus in Healthcare Settings.  Online learning course created by Julie Reagan, PhD, JD, MPH of HAI Focus and offered through Pedagogy, Inc.  This instructional course has been designed primarily for nurses and infection prevention and control practitioners working and caring for patients in healthcare settings. However, other care providers such as epidemiologists, healthcare administrators, environmental services, and other healthcare staff members will find the course information useful. The course is designed to be applicable to all healthcare settings and follows the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest 2011 HICPAC Guideline for the Prevention of Norovirus. Approved for 2.0 CE contact hours in California and Florida.  ($20.00).

Norovirus in Long-Term Care Facilities.  Online learning course created by Julie Reagan, PhD, JD, MPH of HAI Focus and offered through Pedagogy, Inc. This instructional course has been designed primarily for nurses and infection prevention and control practitioners working and caring for residents in long-term care facilities.  However, other care providers such as epidemiologists, facility administrators, environmental services, and other long-term care staff members will find the course information useful.  The course is designed to be applicable to various types of long-term care settings and follows the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest 2011 HICPAC Guideline for the Prevention of Norovirus. Approved for 3.0 CE contact hours in California and Florida.  ($30.00).

State Laws

Public Health Law Webinar Series.  State Public Reporting Laws of Healthcare-Associated Infections. Presentations by Julie Reagan, PhD, JD, MPH of HAI Focus and Rick Hogan, JD, MPH, General Counsel of the Arkansas Department of Health. Originally recorded in 2011. (free).