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Masterclass: Best Practice Considerations for Infection Prevention in the Home Setting

Infection prevention is of the utmost importance in all health care settings, but it holds particular significance when it comes to home care. The home serves as a sanctuary for vulnerable individuals, where they can receive the care they need while minimizing their exposure to infectious agents. By placing a strong emphasis on infection prevention measures within the home, caregivers can effectively reduce the risk of hospitalizations, emergency room visits, and other healthcare interventions. This not only improves health outcomes but also enhances the overall quality of life for those under their care.

In this one-hour Masterclass episode, Best Practice Considerations for Infection Prevention in the Home Setting, Susan LaGrange, Pathway Health’s Chief Nursing Officer, and Tiffany Robinson, ComForCare Training Specialist, will dive into the education, training, and robust protocols that professional caregivers should consider to support a healthy environment. Get ready to fully understand the importance of building healthier communities and preventing infections in the home setting. Tune in now!

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Tune in for insights and resources from Susan LaGrange, Chief Nursing Officer of Pathway Health, and Tiffany Robinson, Training Specialist at ComForCare Franchise Systems.

About Susan LaGrange, RN, BSN, NHA, CDONA™, FACDONA, CIMT, IP-BC™ : 
Sue LaGrange is the Chief Nursing Officer for Pathway Health. She is responsible for the management, development, implementation and strategic direction of all clinical aspects of the company. As Chief Nursing Officer her primary responsibilities include planning and implementation of critical industry-leading clinical programs assisting our clients toward regulatory compliance, implementation of best practices as well as cutting edge changes in the industry. Sue has 30 years of long term care management experience, which included Director of Nursing Services and Consultant.  She is a past president of the Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council.  Sue has clinical experience in assisting facilities in resident care management, regulatory compliance, infection control and overall management of nursing operations. Sue is a nationally recognized infection control professional and is Board Certified in Infection Control. Sue brings a unique perspective to our leadership team being a licensed nursing home administrator, extensive nursing experience, and her many years as a national speaker at long term care conferences.

About Tiffany Robinson, BSW:
Tiffany Robinson is the Training Specialist for ComForCare Franchise Systems, LLC. She has been with the company for nearly 20 years and in her role, she supports the onboarding of new offices and facilitates their training programs. Tiffany has a BA in Social Work from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI and a certificate in instructional design from University of Maryland.

Episode Notes:

  • Learn more about the importance of infection prevention throughout the care continuum
  • Gain insight into key strategies to reduce the spread of infections 
  • Hear best practice considerations that can assist staff in implementing infection prevention strategies

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