Upcoming WiCAL Learning Session: Rebooting Your Infection Control Program

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Susan Ayers, RN, BSN, LNHA, IP and Deb Martin, RN, BSN, IP
Continuing Education: This webinar has been submitted for 1 hour of NAB credit

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During the past two years, the pandemic has forced us to focus on the infection control measures surrounding the pandemic. As we move forward, the basics of a comprehensive Infection Control program may need to be rebooted. This program will review elements of a comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control program. Requirements for antibiotic stewardship will also be reviewed as well as methods to track medications prescribed to treat pathogens. Various tools & resources will be shared as well as at least one in electronic format.


  1. Locate resources including CDC templates for a comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control Program to individualize for any facility.
  1. Discuss the reason for facility surveillance and how it impacts infection control. Share surveillance tools.
  2. Describe how to monitor medications utilized to treat infectious pathogens such as antibiotics, antivirals, and antifungals.
  3. Discuss the importance of tracking and trending data through analysis to impact utilization.
  4. Discuss technological options to create efficiencies in the infection control process and plan implementation.


  • Susan Ayers, RN, BSN, LNHA, IP – Sue has been involved in long-term care for the past 30 years and is currently the IP for two SNFs in Iowa. Sue has experience as a DON, administrator, nurse consultant, and educator at the collegiate level. She has completed the IP course from APIC and from the CDC.
  • Deb Martin, RN, BSN, IP – Deb was a DON for 10 years in a skilled facility prior to coming to work at VGM Education as an account executive. Deb provides educational consultation as well as authoring content and serving on the review board at VGM Education.