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Effective Nursing Systems via Infection Prevention & Antibiotic Stewardship Practices (Phase 2 Prep)
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Join us in New Braunfels for an in-depth day of training to prepare you & your staff for the implementation of Phase 2 of the CMS Final Rule coming up on Nov 28!

When: November 14, 2017
8 am - 4 pm
Where: EdenHill Communities
631 Lakeview Blvd
New Braunfels, Texas  78130
United States
Contact: Dorothy Ferrick
(512) 467-2242

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Implement Effective Nursing Systems via
Infection Prevention & Antibiotic Stewardship Practices

November 14 | EdenHill Communities • New Braunfels

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limited on-site registration will be available; please contact for consideration

With the implementation of Phase 2 of the CMS Final Rule coming up on November 28, be sure you & your nursing staff are ready for the new compliance rules and regulations.


Long-term care practice standards for infection control prevention and control must address the changing needs in meeting the CDC’s standards. Antibiotic Stewardship is driving the change for accountability of staff in long-term care to manage antibiotic therapy responsibly, as identified by CMS and the CDC guidelines. Increasingly older adults are admitted to the nursing home with a number of co-morbidities, weakened immunity, significant health issues that compromise their physical health and well-being in a number of ways. More frequent issues are seen associated with acquired health-associated infections (HAIs) in transition from hospital to nursing home admissions.

Join us in New Braunfels for an in-depth day of training on:

  • Section 1: Discuss Objectives of Infection Prevention and Control in a Long-Term Care Setting (Nursing Home)
  • Section 2: Define Antibiotic Stewardship-Ordering, Tracking, Monitoring, And Evaluating Antibiotic Use & Outcomes
  • Section 3: Day-to Day-Facility Infection Control Practices
  • Section 4: Influenza-Immunizations
  • Section 5: Environmental-Linen-Biohazard Waste Storage-Disposal

In addition, the most recent CMS regulatory updates for Final Rule Phases I-III will be discussed based on CDC guidelines.


  • 8:00 – 8:30: check-in/registration
  • 8:30 – 9:30: Section 1 + post test
  • 9:30 – 10:00: Section 2 (part 1)
  • 10:00 – 10:15: break
  • 10:15 – 10:45: Section 2 (part 2) + post test
  • 10:45 – 11:45: Section 3 + post test
  • 11:45 – 12:45: 1-hour break for lunch (not provided; bistro on-site)
  • 12:45 – 1:45: Section 4 + post test
  • 1:45 – 2:15: Section 5 (part 1)
  • 2:15 – 2:30: break
  • 2:30 – 3:00: Section 5 (part 2) + post test
  • 3:00 – 3:45: Final test

NOTE: at the end of each section, attendees will have three questions to complete; at the end of the program, a 15-question test will be held (scheduled for 45 minutes)


Vickie Ragsdale PhD, RN has been in Texas long-term care for over 20 years. She holds a BSN, MSN and PhD in Nursing Systems from U.T. Austin School of Nursing. While at U.T., Ragsdale earned a Gerontology Portfolio along with her MSN.

Ragsdale is the co-project Director of a $750,000 HRSA grant for long-term care nurses & nurse aide training from 2010-2013. She has held appointed positions on HHSC, DADS, and the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies committees reporting to the legislature for over 10 years and is adjunct faculty at Texas Tech University School of Nursing in the RN-BSN and MSN programs. President of Ragsdale Senior Care Consulting since 2009, Ragsdale is currently the Director of Nursing at EdenHill Communities in New Braunfels.


LeadingAge Texas is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity awards 6 total contact hours.

NAB approved for 5.75 hours

This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 5.75 clock hours and 5.75 participant hours.


LeadingAge Texas Member: $125
Non-Member: $155


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