Upcoming Webinar
Antibiotic Resistance: How it Happens and
Strategies to Decrease the Spread of Resistance
Thursday, May 31, 2018 | 2 to 3 p.m. ET

During this webinar HSAG will address antibiotic resistance and provide a brief overview of the nursing home training session (NHTS) 3. NHTS 3 covers antibiotic resistance and how it develops, existing threats from antibiotic resistant organisms, the opportunities that exist for improving the judicious use of antibiotics, and strategies and resources to decrease the development of antibiotic resistance and prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria in long-term care organizations.
This session is one of a series of six sessions for nursing home s to support implementation of principles and practices of antibiotic stewardship and prevention and management of C. difficile infections.
Objectives
  • Describe what is meant by antibiotic resistance.
  • Explain how antibiotic resistance develops.
  • Define key antibiotic resistant organisms in healthcare.
  • Employ strategies to decrease the development and spread of antibiotic resistance.
CMS New Regulations
In October 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted a final rule to make major changes and updates to the federal regulations surrounding long-term care facilities. The new regulations require nursing homes to:
  • Establish and maintain an infection prevention and control program (IPCP) designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections (§483.80).
  • Establish and maintain an infection prevention and control program (IPCP) designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections (§483.80).
  • Designate an Infection and Prevention Control Officer (IPCO) for whom the IPCP is their major responsibility and who would serve as a member of the nursing home’s quality assessment and assurance (QAA) committee by November 28, 2019.
How HSAG Can Help
Nationwide, nursing homes and Quality Innovation Networks-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs), including Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), are working together in the CMS National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC), in part to implement antibiotic stewardship and prevent and control healthcare associated infections.
Online Nursing Home Training Sessions
Purpose of the Online Nursing Home Training Sessions  
  • To provide nursing home leaders with a set of training materials that they can use to enhance understanding of important concepts and practices that promote effective communication, antibiotic stewardship, and C. difficile prevention; and to provide information, tools, and resources to take action to improve practices.
  • To provide an opportunity to apply for certificates of participation or a total of 11.3 nursing continuing education credits at no cost.
  • To develop and disseminate materials that can be accessed and used by long-term care (LTC) partners and stakeholders interested in these topics.
Antibiotic Resistance: How it Happens and Strategies to Decrease the Spread of Resistance; Session 3
Welcome and Overview

This session will discuss antibiotic resistance and how it develops, existing threats from antibiotic resistant organisms, the opportunities that exist for improving the judicious use of antibiotics, and strategies and resources to decrease the development of antibiotic resistance and prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria in long-term care organizations.

This session is one of a series of six sessions for nursing home s to support implementation of principles and practices of antibiotic stewardship and prevention and management of C. difficile infections.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe what is meant by antibiotic resistance.
  • Explain how antibiotic resistance develops.
  • Define key antibiotic resistant organisms in healthcare.
  • Employ strategies to decrease the development and spread of antibiotic resistance.
Nursing Home Training Session 3 Digest
HSAG developed this PowerPoint presentation for your convenience to go through the training session at your own pace or as an in-service with your staff members.
These trainings can be found on fl.train.org by searching for
"FDOH Infection Control" and more in-depth instructions are posted on this webpage http://www.floridahealth.gov/ict
Florida Department of Health (DOH) Training Modules in Infection Prevention that are available at no cost to you on the Train Florida website.
  • An Overview on Infection Control
  • Infection control for certified nursing assistants in nursing homes and ambulatory care
  • Infection control for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in ambulatory care
  • Infection control for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in nursing homes
  • Infection control for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in hospitals
This material was prepared by Health Services Advisory Group, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Florida, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy.
Publication No. FL-11SOW-C.2-04272018-01