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Infection Control

The Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training course is designed for individuals responsible for infection prevention and control (IPC) programs in nursing homes.

The course was produced by CDC in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

This specialized nursing home training covers:

  • Core activities of effective IPC programs,
  • Recommended IPC practices to reduce:
    • Pathogen transmission
    • Healthcare-associated infections
    • Antibiotic resistance

Available Continuing Education

The course is made up of 23 modules and sub-modules that can be completed in any order and over multiple sessions.

Cost: Free

Available continuing education: CME, CNE or CEUs

To earn continuing education, register for the course and complete:

  • All the modules
  • Post-course evaluation
  • Examination

Infection Prevention and Control Resources

The course introduces and describes how to use IPC program implementation resources including policy and procedure templates, audit tools, and outbreak investigation tools.

Examples of resources available in the course including the following:

Implementation Resources

Infection Prevention in Aging: Resources
Resources for a patient-centered research study in nursing homes.

A Targeted Infection Prevention (TIP) Intervention in nursing home residents with indwelling devices.

Laundry Solutions

OMNI Solutions offers LeadingAge California members a patented LUX UV Laundry System at no cost. The LUX system is currently in over 400 senior living homes in California. OMNI has received the SARS-2 kill claim and the LUX Laundry System is the only system in the industry proven to kill SARS-CoV-2.

UV disinfection was recently suggested by the CDC and WHO to reduce the likelihood of virus and bacteria transmission. As more disinfectants are used during our current pandemic, increased reports of cases involving antibiotic resistant bacterial infections, such as C. diff and MRSA, are adding to COVID-19 issues. The LUX System completely destroys bacteria and virus, they cannot become resistant to the LUX System. OMNI is offering hospital-grade disinfection for senior care communities, and the offer is 100% no cost to you.

OMNI’s UV systems, used in the Pentagon and the Mayo Clinic, are approved for healthcare use by CMS and CDPH.

For more information contact Russ Rankin, Regional Director of Corporate Accounts
ANSI Accredited Comprehensive Water Management Specialists
OMNI Solutions | Office: (888) 356-9111 | Mobile: (562) 712-8958

Disinfection Services


Built on three core components: Prevention, Disinfection, and Pulsed UV (PX-UVC) Technology. 

According to the CDC, 1 to 3 million serious infections occur in long-term care environments each year 

Sodexo provides Infection Prevention protocols rooted in microbiology reduce acquired infections by up to 50%, utilizes EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectants appropriate for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19 and Pulsed Broad-Wavelength with Ultraviolet C (UVC) technology proven to reduce pathogens. 

Email for more information.

6 Steps for Safe and Effective Disinfect Use by the EPA


BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC

BluSky can provide application of a disinfectant on a onetime, weekly, or monthly basis or in the event of a confirmed case. They use disinfectants that are EPA registered virucides, known to kill 99.99% of bacteria. The products they use can inactivate many of the common virus strains found even in hospitals. Their trained and experienced crews will apply disinfectant to your properties down to the detail level you wish to accomplish.

  • Facility should prepare for disinfecting by clearing areas of clutter, allow space to be unoccupied for at least 24 hours.
  • Disinfectant products will be used that are known to be used in most hospitals and schools. These products can inactivate various viruses.
  • Company will inspect all personal and protective equipment (PPE) before entering facility.
  • Application of disinfectant at specified facility.
  • Apply a disinfectant in accordance to the master label directions.
  • Remove and properly dispose of all used cleaning materials. Including towels, gloves, eyewear, wash cloths, sponges and mops.
  • Technicians discard all disposable cleaning materials used to clean contaminated areas in applicable biohazard disposable bags.
  • Bagged hazards are transported and disposed of properly off site by trained personnel.

For more information on disinfectants that are EPA registered virucides, contact LeadingAge California Member, BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC (formerly Harbro).

Patricia Koscher, Business Development Manager, (562)528-8000,

Air purification

Siemens is offering LeadingAge members access to technologies to aid with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is offering a dedicated infection control kit using their Violet Defense Technology line. This combines the germ-killing power of ultraviolet light with this optimized 8’ x 8’ layout for maximum UV exposure to kill up to 99.9% of harmful germs on PPE and other critical mobile equipment in the healthcare facility. Siemens’ O2Prime Technology is an advanced plasma air purification technology, designed to safely clean the air inside buildings. Siemen’s has also created a room version of this technology, which will be vital in flexible hospital spaces as well as rooms in nursing homes. It plugs into a standard 120v outlet and can be situated on a tabletop or mounted on a wall via a bracket.

Liz Nielsen
Executive Director – Healthcare, Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Building Performance & Sustainability

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