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CMS and CDC to Collaborate on Infection Prevention Training for Care Centers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced a collaboration to develop a training course in infection prevention and control for nursing home staff. 

This 16-20 hour course will be free of charge and available on-line and on-demand in Spring 2019, and a certificate of completion will be provided after successful completion of an online exam.

Content is expected to include infection preventionist responsibilities, infection surveillance, water management, antibiotic stewardship program, and infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship considerations during care transitions, among other topics.

See the CMS announcement of its initiative for more information.

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