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RESOURCES FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PARTNERS

The below list of infection prevention resources are designed to assist local health departments (LHD) with infection prevention strategies in their health jurisdictions. Materials that are designated for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) or hospitals (ACH) may be used as reference or training tools by LHD. All of the below resources include links to materials, time estimates for trainings, and key information about each resource. You can also download the resource list in PDF format . For more information about these trainings, contact the HAI Program at HAIProgram@cdph.ca.gov.

Type​Category​Title & Link(s)​Format​Length
​Target
Audience
​Description​Source

Consultation

​Infection Prevention Overview

​HAI Liaison Infection Preventionist (IP) Program

​Phone or in-person

​Self-paced

​LHD

​Contact the HAI Liaison IP Program to request a phone or in person IP consultation.

​CDPH

Training

​Hand Hygiene

​Hand hygiene (Train the Trainer)

​Slides and flipcharts, webinar

​10-30 minutes

​LHD
ACH
SNF

​Use materials to provide frontline staff training. Includes slides, pre/post test, and flipchart on hand hygiene. The trainer webinar is meant for trainers (those who will train frontline staff) and goes more in depth on the topic.

For the flipchart, we recommend printing on ledger sized (11” x 17”) paper, double-sided

​CDPH

Training

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection

​Environmental cleaning and disinfection  (Train the Trainer)

​Slides, flipcharts, webinar

​10-30 minutes

 

Trainer webinar ~38 minutes

​LHD
ACH
SNF

​Use material to provide frontline staff training. Includes slides, pre/post test, and flipchart on environmental cleaning and disinfection. The trainer webinar is meant for trainers (those who will train frontline staff) and goes more in depth on the topic.

For the flipchart, we recommend printing on ledger sized (11” x 17”) paper, double-sided

​CDPH

Training

​Personal protective equipment (PPE)

​Use of personal protective equipment (Train the Trainer)

​Slides, flipcharts, webinar

​10-30 minutes

 

Trainer webinar ~16 minutes

​LHD
ACH
SNF

​Use material to provide frontline staff training. Includes slides and flipchart on PPE. The trainer webinar is meant for trainers (those who will train frontline staff) and goes more in depth on the topic.

For the flipchart, we recommend printing on ledger sized (11” x 17”) paper, double-sided.

​CDPH

Training

​Injection Safety

Injection Safety (Train the Trainer)

  • Train the Trainer packet
  • Slides

​Slides

​30 minutes

​LHD
ACH
SNF

​Use this training program to educate and re-educate staff on injection safety procedures. A sample slide set and script are included in the Train the Trainer packet. The sample slide set can be modified to meet your facility needs.

​CDPH

Reference

​Outbreaks

​Outbreak guidance for Candida auris

​PDF

​Self-paced

​LHD

​Outbreak response guidance for Candida auris.

​CDPH

Reference

​Outbreaks

​Outbreak guidance for Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae

​PDF, webinar

​1 hour

​LHD

​Outbreak response guidance for Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Includes accompanying webinar which provides a quicksheet overview.

​CDPH

Reference​Outbreaks

Outbreak guidance for Clostridioides difficile infection

​PDF, webinar​1 hourLHD​​Outbreak response guidance for Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI). Includes accompanying webinar which provides a quicksheet overview.​CDPH

Reference

​Outbreaks

​Outbreak guidance for Healthcare-associated Acute Viral Hepatitis

​PDF, webinar

​1 hour

​LHD

​Outbreak response guidance for Healthcare-associated Acute Viral Hepatitis. Includes accompanying webinar which provides a quicksheet overview.

​CDPH

Reference

​Outbreaks

​Outbreak guidance for Healthcare-associated Legionnaires' Disease

​PDF, webinar

​1 hour

​LHD

​Outbreak response guidance for Healthcare-associated Legionnaires' Disease. Includes accompanying webinar which provides a quicksheet overview.

​CDPH

Tools​Healthcare facility IP assessments​Healthcare facility assessments Documents and Templates​1-6 hours depending on tools used​LHD
ACH
SNF
Onsite infection prevention assessment tools to use in all healthcare facilities.
Contact the HAI Liaison IP Program for assistance or support in conducting infection prevention assessments.
​CDPH
​Tools​Healthcare facility IP assessmentsMonitoring AdherenceDocuments and Templates​30 min and up depending on tools used​​LHD
ACH
SNF
U​se these tools to assist with monitoring adherence to health care practices that prevent infection. Can use separately or in conjunction with a full healthcare facility assessment.​CDPH
​Tools​Healthcare facility IP assessments

​Adherence Monitoring Data Feedback Tools

​Documents and Templates​Self-paced​​​LHD
ACH
SNF
​Use the data feedback tools to share adherence monitoring data with staff and leadership.​CDPH
Reference​Infection Prevention OverviewAntimicrobial Resistant Pathogens ​Webpage​Self-paced​​​LHD
ACH
SNF
​Overview of antimicrobial resistance by pathogen. Includes infection prevention recommendations for local health departments and healthcare facilities. ​CDPH
Reference​Infection Prevention OverviewEnhanced Standard Precautions for Skilled Nursing Facilities (PDF)​PDF​17 pages​SNF​Recommendations to prevent the spread of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) in skilled nursing facilities (SNF)​CDPH
ReferenceEnvironmental Cleaning and Disinfection  Ensuring a Clean and Safe Care Environment ​Webpage​Self-paced

​ACH
SNF

​Overview of environmental cleaning and disinfection best practices, including sections on the role of the environment in disease transmission and cleaning and disinfection monitoring.​CDPH
​Reference​Antimicrobial StewardshipAntimicrobial Stewardship Program Initiative​Webpage​​Self-paced​ACH
SNF
​Guidance and support for California healthcare facilities to implement antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs). Toolkits for hospitals and SNF include ASP examples. ​CDPH
ReferenceInfection Prevention Overview​Preventing HAI in California Skilled Nursing Facilities ​Webpage​Self-paced​SNF

​Each section provides evidence-based infection prevention recommendations and resources. Topics include:

  • Elements of an effective infection prevention and control program in skilled nursing facilities.
  • Detecting and controlling outbreaks. Includes resources for common healthcare-related outbreaks.
  • Overview of common HAI in SNF include urinary tract infection (UTI), pneumonia, and Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI).
  • Overview of 7 Elements for Antibiotic Stewardship. Includes recorded webinars and accompanying skilled nursing facility examples.
  • Environmental cleaning and disinfection
  • Recommended surveillance practices, outcome and process measures for infection prevention, and definitions.
  • Overview of antimicrobial resistance by pathogen.
​CDPH
​Tools​Resident / Patient TransfersInterfacility Transfer Communication (PDF)​Document​Self-paced​LHD
ACH
SNF
​Use this tool to communicate patient MDRO and precautions status when transferring patients between healthcare facilities. LHD may consider requiring this form (or similar) in their jurisdiction.​CDPH
​Training​Infection Prevention OverviewHAI 2-Day Basics of IP training  ​In Person (webinar in development)​14 hours​ACH
SNF
​An introduction to infection prevention and control practices, including a track for hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (CEU available).​CDPH
Reference​Adherence Monitoring​Preventing HAI via Adherence Monitoring ​PDF​122 slides​ACH
SNF
​Review evidence-based care practices known to prevent HAI,  and how hospitals can monitor adherence to these best practices.​CDPH
​TrainingInfection Prevention Overview​CMS/CDC Specialized Infection Prevention and Control Training for Nursing Home Staff in the Long-Term Care Setting​Webinar​Modules​SNF​A comprehensive two-day course that meets the CMS mandate for training SNF Infection Prevention and Control Officers.​CDC
​Training​Infection Prevention Overview​APIC Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care Certificate Series ​Webinar​Varies​SNF​Online classes addressing skilled nursing facility issues. Completion of the course can lead to an Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care Certificate.​APIC
Reference​Infection Prevention OverviewAPIC New York City LTC: IP Plan, Risk Assessment and Isolation Recommendations (PDF)​PDF​Self-paced​SNF​Recommendations for a strong IP Plan template for long-term care facilities.​APIC
​Training​Infection Prevention Overview​UCSD Extension Infection Prevention for Healthcare Epidemiology ​Webinar​8 hours

​ACH
SNF

​Meets the requirements outlined in the 2008 California senate bill requiring mandatory specialized Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) training.​UCSD
​Training​Infection Prevention Overview​SHEA Primer on Healthcare Epidemiology, Infection Control, and Antibiotic Stewardship ​Webinar​5 hours​ACH
SNF
​Learn the basics of healthcare epidemiology, infection control, and antimicrobial stewardship.​SHEA
​Training​Infection Prevention Overview​SHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology ​Webinar​Varies​ACH
SNF
​Review healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship.​SHEA / CDC
​Training​Infection Prevention Overview​CDC/STRIVE Infection Control Training ​Webinar​Varies​ACH
SNF
​Courses address both the technical and foundational elements of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention.​CDC

 

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