The Best Tool to Educate Your Staff on IPC

Educating Your Staff on IPC

It comes as no secret that infection prevention and control (IPC) has always been important in long-term care facilities. When COVID-19 hit, facilities made the difficult decision to go into lockdown, preventing residents from seeing their families for months. The emergence of COVID-19 also led to an increased need for strict infection control policies.

Many long-term care leaders struggled to efficiently educate their staff on best IPC practices and policies in the midst of the chaos. Do you feel your staff is educated well on IPC? Is there more training to be done?

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Leading into 2021 it is just as important your staff feels confident in IPC policies and best practices. With new regulations, LTCFs are under immense pressure to uphold these policies, and a robust education program is the best way to maintain them.


Online Training is the Best Tool for Training Your Staff

Implementing online training is the best way to educate your staff on IPC. For obvious COVID-19 related reasons, in-person training is currently not an option. Finding a robust online education platform will allow your staff to learn at their own pace, and some also offer certifications.

A good online training platform will have these benefits:

  • Created by industry leaders
  • On-demand, learn at your own pace
  • Comprehensive education plan
  • Certification

An IPC focused online course should educate your staff on:

  • Difference between cleaning and disinfecting
  • Education on the chain of infection
  • How to properly wear PPE

Certification Will Distinguish Your Facility

Having your staff educated is a crucial first step. However, offering an online course to your staff that includes certification is becoming a must-have.

Your future residents place safety from infection at the top of their priority list when looking for an LTCF. By certifying your staff you are showing your current residents and future ones you take IPC seriously.

Here are a few key benefits to an IPC certification:

  • Trust that you can keep them safe
  • Your staff will be well-educated on industry best practices
  • Distinguish your facility as one that takes IPC seriously

An Industry Leader in IPC Training

Today’s leader in IPC training is the Health-e certification. This certification program is a public health initiative developed for those responsible for helping prevent infection of all kinds. This program is industry association verified and was developed by industry experts in applied research and product development, molecular microbiology, and molecular epidemiology.

The Health-e certification is a five-step approach that uses advanced electrostatic technology and recognized infection control and cleaning protocols to maintain healthy surface environments.

Key Benefits:

  • Provide your staff with infection prevention and control education and training.
  • Reopen your facility with confidence knowing that your team understands proper cleaning and disinfection procedures and best work practices.
  • Show customers, guests, clients or employees your commitment to health and safety.
  • Get immediate access to your certificate.
  • Learn the five foundations of effective infection prevention.
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