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August 1, 2023

New infection prevention course ‘uniquely tailored’ to assisted living direct care workers

McKnights Senior Living

A first-of-its-kind infection prevention course “uniquely tailored” to assisted living direct care workers is now available through a partnership between Argentum and epidemiology experts. 

The “Infection Prevention and Control Essentials for Assisted Living” course was developed by Argentum and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. The course is comprised of four modules:

  • Module 1 covers the basics of infection prevention and control, including hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, respiratory etiquette, sharps safety, environmental topics, cleaning and disinfection, and food safety.
  • Module 2 addresses transmission-based precautions and covers an array of infections and conditions of concern in the assisted living environment.
  • Module 3 addresses why residents are at increased risk for infection, and special care consideration.
  • Module 4 is a compilation of the elements needed to build and lead an infection prevention and control program in assisted living.

“It’s critical as the industry continues to elevate measures to protect residents from infection,” Brad Williams, Argentum senior vice president of business operations, said in a statement. The comprehensive course is “uniquely tailored” to assisted living caregivers, he added.

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