Field Epidemiology

Outbreak Investigation in a Nursing Home Training Project

Goal:Provide state-wide training in basic epidemiological concepts applied to outbreak investigation in a nursing home setting
Target Audience: Nursing home facility infection control nurses, Directors & Asst. Directors of Nursing, Staff Development Coordinators, and any nursing home staff involved in an infection control team.

Funded through a grant from the NYSDOH, the Outbreak Investigation in a Nursing Home training project addresses the need for infection control nurses, a profession experiencing a shortage, to achieve basic outbreak investigation skills that are essential for infection control investigations in nursing home facilities.     

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FREE Live one-day regional workshops providing training on basic epidemiological concepts applied to outbreak investigation in a nursing home setting. This regional training will be conducted on-site at nursing home facilities or in regional settings.

This training is for long term care facility infection control nurses, Directors and Asst. Directors of Nursing, Staff Development Coordinators and other staff who serve in roles that are significant to infection control.

Training Objectives

Sample Agenda

Past Trainings

School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

It has been assigned Provider Code PA# 157N.

Course code PA# 157N-315; 5.75 contact hours.

Webcasts & Webinars available On Demand

Please register by clicking on the title. You will receive the link for the On Demand webcast immediately as well as by e-mail.

Influenza Outbreak Management in Long Term Care Facilities

Your Best Shot: Training Your Staff to Give Safe Injections

Infectious Aspects of Chronic Wounds Including Infection Control

Clostridium difficile Infections in Long Term Care Facilities

Focusing on “hot topics” related to epidemiology and infection control (C-diff, influenza, etc.), and identified from feedback on evaluations, two hour webcasts will be provided.  Presenters will be experts who can provide information to address the chosen topics. These webcasts will be free to anyone with a computer connected to the Internet.  They will be recorded and archived on our website, providing a convenient and effective way to reach a large number of people. 

Glossary of Epidemiology Terms

Common Epidemiological Acronyms

Focus on Field Epidemiology

Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice

Long-Term Care Facility Component
NHSN released a new tracking component allowing nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to monitor healthcare-associated infections.  The new NHSN component allows facilities to track Clostridium difficile, drug-resistant infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), urinary tract infections, and healthcare worker adherence to basic infection control procedures including hand hygiene and glove and gown use.  NHSN’s long-term care facility component is ideal for use by: nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, chronic care facilities, and assisted living and residential care facilities.  To access or enroll your facility in NHSN’s long-term care component, see CDC’s website: