Program Details

The mission of the Georgia Long Term Care Infectious Disease Educational Program (GALTCIDEP) is to provide CMS certified long term care facilities with critical knowledge, skills, and abilities related to infectious disease precautions, prevention, protection, and disinfection.

Anyone from a certified LTC facility is encouraged to attend, including administrators, infection preventionists, directors of nursing, clinical providers, and non-clinical staff.

By attending these free, online, 6-hour courses, participants receive valuable educational resources at no cost, including biannual e-newsletters, online resource portals, comprehensive informational handouts, and educational videos for conducting facility level training in infection prevention. Courses are also approved for 6 hours of free NAB CE credits.

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.

The first year featured an in-person 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 featured seven offerings each of the Foundations Course and the Principles Course from September 2023 – April 2024. The final year includes six online course offerings, three of each course, from August – December 2024.

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


Registration:

Foundations Course

Principles Course

Friday, August 30th

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Thursday, September 19th

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Tuesday, October 1st

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Friday, November 8th

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Thursday, November 21st

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Tuesday, December 10th

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Georgia LTCIDEP Testimonial Video:


Course Descriptions:

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 regulatory trends, 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.


Course Resources:

Click the links below to access course resources.

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