Pre-Conference Workshop

Safeguarding Seniors

A Comprehensive LTC Infection Prevention and Control Program on Regulations, Survey Impact, Dietary and Environmental Risk, and Effective Practices

Add this 4 hour workshop to your Conference registration for the discounted price of $129!

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The goal of the Infection prevention and control programs in long term care facilities is to prevent and stop the spread of infections. Over the last several years, we have seen the importance of the strategies to decrease the spread of disease and to decrease the risk of vulnerable residents acquiring healthcare-associated infections. The infection control plan not only includes residents but also visitors and all facility staff. Numerous regulatory changes have been implemented since COVID-19 and new guidance from the CDC all need to be implemented in the current infection control program. This training will outline the key components of an infection control program, review regulations and CDC guidelines, as well as discuss the importance of involving all disciplines in the program. Important elements of the Infection Control program relative to Food Services and Environmental services will be included to discuss food safety and water management program.

If you are a facility owner, operator, administrator, director, DON, clinician, facility dietary staff, infection preventionists, and/or facility environmental & maintenance staff, you are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop!


  1. Review & education on the regulations related to infection prevention and control program in long term care, including the top tags for WI and surrounding states.
  2. Identify the components of an effective infection prevention and control program and how to mitigate risk and survey issues.
  3. Discuss practices for all staff to follow to prevent foodborne illness.
  4. Identify criteria that must be considered when purchasing and using cleaning and disinfectant agents.
  5. Review typical water flow systems in long-term care settings and areas with increased risk for bacteria growth.

Workshop Hosts and Presenters

Deb Martin, CE Solutions

Deb Martin RN, BSN is an Account Executive for VGM Education/CE Solutions. Deb started out her nursing career in the NICU in Waterloo, Iowa. Deb worked for a leading pharmaceutical company as a Sales Executive for NE Iowa and was the Director of Nursing at a Skilled Nursing Facility for 10 years. Deb brings with hear years of practical and professional experiences, and is a versed expert in infection prevention requirements and employee training.

Christy Edwards, Martin Bros

Christy Edwards is a registered and certified dietitian in the state of Wisconsin.  Christy spent 11 years working at a hospital and nursing home as a Registered Dietitian and Director of Food and Nutrition Services.  This is where Christy gained experience in several areas of nutrition including renal, cardiac, diabetes, long term care and management of food service. She currently lives in Wisconsin and for the last 16 years has been a valuable resource for our legendary customers by providing menu help, planning and coordinating educational events, and developing new tools for our healthcare customers.

Chris Smith, Martin Bros

Chris Smith is the Solutions Manager with Martin Brothers Distributing. He attended & graduated from the University of Northern Iowa. He works with large volume customers, chain business, and school accounts to streamline their chemical and maintenance programs. Chris is also a leader in Automation Department at Martin Brothers, which specializes in robotics and helping customers with efficiencies in their organization. Chris brings with him over 35 years of experience in the food industry in multiple different capacities.