DONs, Infection Preventionists, Nurses, Housekeeping and Environmental Services
With the onset of COVID-19, it has become abundantly clear how we must take the facility environment very seriously. All skilled nursing facility/ nursing facility staff have obligations for the facility environment; however, one department is charged with that responsibility more than others: environmental services.
NADONA, together with Skilled Nursing Pharmacy of California, will be presenting an online workshop on Wednesday, June 10 that will provide a look at the environmental services department and the huge role it plays in infection prevention. Does your environmental services staff know what order to put on personal protective equipment or take it off? How do your environmental services staff clean equipment that is used in a precaution room?
Do you know how knowledgeable your environmental services staff are when it comes to cleaning a precautions room or in doing terminal cleaning when the precautions are over? How much time are you spending on education regarding infection control? Is one training enough? This online workshop will answer these questions and more, as well as, give you tools to make infection control more streamlined. Join this workshop to identify areas that need improvement and affirm what you are doing are best practices.
- Define the purpose of the infection prevention and control program
- Identify three policies and procedures that are needed for environmental services
- Outline when soap & water should be used instead of an alcohol-based gel or wipes
- List three principles of cleaning
Cynthia Fronning RN-BC, CDONA, FACDONA, RAC-CT, IP-BC, AS-BC
Director of Education, NADONA
Cindy’s experience includes education of nursing home personnel, mentoring of nurses and directors of nursing, clinical systems and form development, department restructuring, and mock surveys. She has extensive experience in Medicare, MDS/RAI process, (AANAC certified), care planning, implementation of systems as well as a comprehensive understanding of State and Federal regulations. Cindy has achieved successful results as a clinical consultant in all aspects of clinical operations, as well as regulatory compliance.
Currently Cindy is the Director of Education for NADONA. Her role is responsible for the planning, direction and implementation of all Educational projects and pursuits within NADONA. She is the instructor of the Infection Control Certificate of Mastery Program and the Antibiotic Stewardship Certificate of Mastery Series. Before this position, Cindy worked as a Clinical Reimbursement consultant. Her role included monitoring many facilities for their case mix and Medicare utilization as well as their MDS process. The focus was on reimbursement and continued compliance with all state and federal rules regarding these systems.
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