The mission of the Georgia Long Term Care Infectious Disease Educational Program (GALTCIDEP) 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 featured an infectious disease principles course offered 14 times, from September 2022 – April 2023. The third year includes seven offerings each of the foundations course and the principles course from September 2023 – April 2024.
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.
The educational program features two course versions- Foundations and Principles. Completion of the Foundations Course is not required before taking the Principles Course.
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.