Advanced Education for SNFs

advanced education project

Emergency Disaster Management for Long Term Care Professionals

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is sponsoring Emergency Disaster Management (EDM) training for long term care professionals in Indiana.  

Who should attend: Long term care administrators, directors of nursing, or other administrative staff who are hands-on with the facility's Emergency Action Plan

Kara Cecil, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Indianapolis

Bill Reckert, MS
Adjunct Faculty
University of Indianapolis

Delivery Mode:  Online pre-work followed by a face-to-face training course, offered in two days, two weeks apart. Additional coursework will be assigned for the interim period between the face-to-face sessions. Class is 8am - 4:30pm each day. 

Content:  Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the emergency management process through the four phases of preparedness, response, planning, and mitigation. 

We will use table top exercises, small group discussion, online discussion forums, and traditional content delivery to improve both competency and confidence in meeting and exceeding Center for Medicare and Medicaid standards in emergency management. 

Credential: Participants who attend the entire course will receive a certificate of completion.

CEUs: Available for administrators and social workers

Cost:  $53 

When: July 7 & 21, 2020 at Columbus

For more information, please contact Lidia Dubicki at  or (317) 791-5926.

Building an Infection Prevention Savvy Workforce - Indianapolis

Who should attend?   Long Term Care Professionals who are interested in Infection Prevention and Control.

Trainers:  Terri Bogue, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, Jennifer Spivey MSN, RN, CNOR, CIC, FAPIC   

Delivery Mode:  Two-day, face-to-face, training sessions. The class is designed to offer two days of in-person training, with a two-week interim between day one and day two. Class is 8 am - 4:30 pm.

Content: The training sessions are designed to serve as an introduction to infection control with long term care specific content and examples.  This training is designed to meet the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ regulations for Infection Prevention Specialists working in long term care nursing facilities.

Credential: Each component of the course will involve a pre-and post-test to reflect knowledge improvement. Additionally, there will be a “final exam” given after the second face-to-face session.  Participants receiving a score of 75% or above will receive a Certificate of Training: Infection Prevention in the Long-Term Care Setting.


  1. Aug. 3 & 17, 2020 at Merrillville
  2. Oct. 27 & Nov. 10, 2020 at Columbus

Abuse & Neglect Prevention 

Who should attend? Long Term Care Professionals who are interested in prevention of abuse and neglect.

Trainer:  Rebecca Bartle, MSN, RN, HFA

Delivery Mode:  One-day, face-to-face, training session. Class is 9 am - 4 pm.

Content: The training session is designed to serve as an introduction to abuse andneglect prevention with long term care specific content and examples. 

Topics covered will include: Human dignity, identifying signs of abuse and neglect, defining, reporting, and responding to situations involving abuse and neglect, stress triggers—recognizing and counteracting, and conflict resolution and de-escalation techniques.

Credential: The course will involve a pre-and post-test to reflect knowledge improvement. 


June 18, 2020 at Evansville 

June 24, 2020 at Fort Wayne

July 15, 2020 at Indianapolis

Nov 11, 2020 at Merrillville

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