Projects - Long Term CareThe mission of the Georgia LTCID Educational Program is to provide clinical and non-clinical staff with critical knowledge, skills, and abilities related to infectious diseases to CMS certified long term care facility staff members.

This is a three-year program from 2021 – 2024. The first year featured an infectious disease foundations course offered 14 times, one per healthcare coalition, from October 2021 – May 2022. The second year features an infectious disease principles course offered 14 times, from September 2022 – April 2023. The third year will include seven offerings each of the foundations course and the principles course.

Due to the program’s funding source, these courses are open to professionals representing CMS certified long term care facilities only (i.e. nursing homes), NOT personal care homes, assisted living facilities, hospice, or memory care centers.

If you have any questions regarding eligibility or registration, contact us at GeorgiaID@uga.edu.

Course Descriptions

Infectious Disease Foundations Course

8:30am – 3:30pm
This free, one-day course features information on infectious disease trends and emerging threats, transmission routes, personal protective equipment (PPE) recommendations, infectious disease profiles, hand hygiene, PPE donning and doffing, and integration with community partners. This course is also approved for six hours of NAB continuing education credit for LTC Administrators.

Infectious Disease Principles Course

8:30am – 3:30pm
This free, one-day course features information on infectious disease plans, legal aspects of infectious diseases, personal protective equipment (PPE) for each precaution, waste management, disinfection procedures, and integration with community partners. This course is also approved for six hours of NAB continuing education credit for LTC Administrators.

Infectious Disease Foundations Course Schedule – September 2022 – April 2023

Click here to download the course schedule flyer and here to download the Healthcare Coalition Regional map.

Region A

October 27, 2022
Dalton, GA

Region B

January 19, 2023
Gainesville, GA

Region C

October 28, 2022
Cartersville, GA

Region D

March 31, 2023
Duluth, GA

Region E

September 15, 2022
Athens, GA

Region F

November 11, 2022
Macon, GA

Region G

February 3, 2023
Augusta, GA

Region H

April 6, 2023
Dublin, GA

Region I

December 8, 2022
Columbus, GA

Region J

March 3, 2023
Savannah, GA

Region K

December 9, 2022
Albany, GA

Region L

September 30, 2022
Tifton, GA

Region M

September 29, 2022
Waycross, GA

Region N

March 30, 2023
Kennesaw, GA

Infectious Disease Course Resources

Click the links below to access course resources.

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