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IPCO Version 2 Training Now Available with Bonus COVID-19 Content

IPCO Version 2 Training Now Available with Bonus COVID-19 Content

The emergence of COVID-19 has compounded the need for centers to have an effective infection prevention and control program. AHCA/NCAL’s new and expanded version of its popular Infection Preventionist Specialized Training, IPCO Version 2 is now available. The online training is recommended for individuals responsible for infection prevention and control in all long term care settings, including assisted living communities.

IPCO Version 2 is designed to train the infection preventionists to run a comprehensive infection prevention and control program. It is also now available for administrators to take to gain a deeper understanding of the infection prevention and control in the overall operation of a nursing facility. AHCA/NCAL recommends that each skilled nursing facility train at least two Infection Preventionists through AHCA/NCAL’s IPCO training program should one infection preventionist leave the facility. The training is also highly recommended for assisted living communities because they care for a similar population and can face similar infection risks.

As an added feature to all participants registered for the IPCO Version 2 program, bonus content related to COVID-19 is included. The bonus content includes topics such as: Interim COVID-19 Guidance, courses on PPE, and N-95 mask use.

Members will need to login with their AHCA/NCAL usernames and passwords to register for IPCO Version 2. For assistance obtaining AHCA/NCAL usernames and passwords, members should e-mail educate@ahca.org with their name and facility contact information.