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IP Training: Intersection of Infection Prevention & Control in Food Services (virtual event)
Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
Category: Events

In recent years, the importance of infection prevention and control strategies in nursing homes has grown significantly. Increased regulatory scrutiny on food safety and sanitation requires infection preventionists to play a critical role in preventing foodborne illness.

Maintaining safe and sanitary food handling practices is essential to prevent foodborne illnesses. Workforce shortages and modernized household living models have expanded food services beyond just the culinary department. Individuals in nursing and activity roles may be the primary servers for resident meal and snack times. Which is why all staff must have adequate training and expertise in appropriate food safety and sanitation practices.

In addition, regulations require that long-term care staff know procedures for receiving outside food brought into nursing homes.  This webinar aims to equip infection preventionists with the necessary steps to collaborate with food service leaders, staff, and personnel from other departments. By fostering collaboration, all staff members can play a vital role in preventing foodborne illnesses.

  • Outline strategies for effective policies and procedures when outside food is brought into residents.
  • Establish practices all staff must utilize to prevent foodborne illness.

Faculty: Julie Halfpop, RDN, LD, Director of Nutrition Services, Martin Bros. Distributing Inc., Cedar Falls, IA
Julie Halfpop is the director of nutrition services at Martin Bros. Distributing. She has devoted 35 years to inspiring dining strategies to maximize client satisfaction and wellness in senior living. She currently oversees 10 dietitians who work closely with senior living professionals in menu development, provision, and staff education.

Registration fees:

  • LeadingAge Nebraska members: $50
  • Non-members: $100

What's Included: Registration fee includes digital handout, one connection to the live webinar and instructions for receiving CE credit/attendance certificate for one person. A recording of this webinar is NOT included in the registration fee.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: No refunds for failure to log-in at the time of the event. Substitutions are welcome anytime via email. A full refund will be given to all cancellations received 10 or more business days prior to the event.

Continuing Education: 1 hour of continuing education from Nebraska DHHS Regulation and Licensure, Board of NHA has been approved for this webinar. Appropriate records will be maintained for other disciplines to receive credit from their credentialing organizations. Nursing contact hours may be available for this webinar through LeadingAge Iowa. IMPORTANT: If you are registering for someone else, please make sure to email Natalie McCormick at [email protected] the person(s) name and address.


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