Antibiotic Stewardship/IPAC-22 Programs

These are separate programs, each has its own expertise.

Antibiotic Stewardship Certificate of Mastery Program

ASCOM -10 IS A PREREQUISITE COURSE FOR THE AS-BC CERTIFICATION EXAM

The ASCOM Program is a Certificate of Mastery Program that yields an official certificate and 6/10.0 contact hours for nurses. The program is a prerequisite to be eligible to sit for the NADONA Antibiotic Stewardship Specialist Board Certification. The ASCOM Program is designed to cover in-depth details of a comprehensive Antibiotic Stewardship program.

The ASCOM Program is offered online and in person site trainings. Courses are available at any time and are 6 weeks long per webinar(10 contact hours) or 1 day onsite training with 6 contact hours for nurses. A Certificate of Mastery is awarded at the time of completion but no credentials or designations. In order to earn a credential/designation, healthcare professionals must sit for the official ASCOM board certification (AS-BC).

The ASCOM program was specifically designed to meet the new CMS requirements for a formal antibiotic stewardship program. The content covered in the ASCOM program includes the following:

  • Core Terminology

  • Effects of Antibiotic Resistance

  • Antibiotic Stewardship Overview

  • CDC Core Elements of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program

  • Protecting Patients

  • Monitoring and Compliance

Register Here
For additional information, please contact:
Jan Ward
Education Coordinator, NADONA
jan@nadona.org
513-791-3679
or
Cindy Fronning RN-BC, CDONA, FACDONA, RAC-CT, IP-BC, AS-BC
Director of Education, NADONA
cindy@nadona.org
651-324-8415

Infection Preventionist Certificate of Mastery Program

IPAC-22 IS  A PREREQUISITE COURSE FOR THE IP-BC
CERTIFICATION EXAM

The IPAC Program is a Certificate of Mastery Program that yields an official certificate and either 15 or 22 contact hours for nurses.

The program is a prerequisite to be eligible to sit for the NADONA Infection Preventionist Board Certification. The IPAC program is designed to cover all the components of a well-rounded Infection Control Program and the role of the Infection Preventionist.

The IPAC Program is offered online and in person site trainings. Courses are available at any time and are 15 weeks long per webinar (22 contact hours) or a 2 day onsite training with 15 contact hours for nurses. A Certificate of Mastery is awarded at the time of completion but no credentials or designations. In order to earn a credential/designation, healthcare professionals must sit for the official IPAC board certification (IP-BC).

The IPAC program was specifically designed to meet the new regulations regarding Infection Control and the Infection Preventionist. The content covered in the IPAC program includes the following:

  • Overview of Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship

  • Infection Control Program Components

  • Role of the Infection Control Preventionist

  • Healthcare Associated Infections & Regulatory Agencies

  • Pathogens and Infections

  • Hand Hygiene

  • Transmission

  • Environment / Disinfection

  • Resident Equipment& Outbreak Investigations

  • PPE

  • Isolation Precautions

  • Safe Injection Practices / Risk Assessment

  • Health Programs & Staff Training

  • Antibiotic Stewardship

  • Opportunities in Infection Control

 Register Here
For additional information, please contact:
Jan Ward
Education Coordinator, NADONA
jan@nadona.org
513-791-3679
or
Cindy Fronning RN-BC, CDONA, FACDONA, RAC-CT, IP-BC, AS-BC
Director of Education, NADONA
cindy@nadona.org
651-324-8415

 

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