AHCA/NCAL Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO)
AHCA recently released a new and expanded version of the Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO Version 2). The IPCO course is an online, self-study program for healthcare professionals who wish to serve as Infection Preventionists in long-term care. Phase III Requirements of Participation, implemented on November 28, 2019, mandated that every nursing facility have a designated and specially trained “Infection Preventionist” on staff. Individuals who complete the course will be trained to effectively implement and manage an Infection Prevention and Control Program at their nursing facilities.
IPCO addresses both clinical and organizational systems, processes and cultural aspects of infection prevention and control that are fundamental to effectively leading and administering a successful Infection Prevention & Control program. IPCO Version 2 has been expanded to include updated regulatory requirements, additional contact hours, NAB approval, increased length of time allowed to complete the course, and added course content.
Through your MHCA membership, your staff qualify for discounted pricing on the IPCO. Upon successful completion, participants will receive certificates including 25 ANCC contact hours. Visit ahcancalED for more details about the content, pricing and registration.
Please note, to access ahcancalED and the IPCO course, you will need to login with your AHCA/NCAL username and password, which are different than your MHCA website credentials. If you need assistance obtaining your AHCA/NCAL username and password, please e-mail email@example.com with your name and facility contact information.
Karen M. Michaud
Director of Education