2024 Infection Prevention Bootcamp for Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities

The Alabama Regional Center for Infection Prevention and Control Training and Technical Assistance Center is hosting an Infection Prevention Bootcamp for Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities. This is an in-person boot camp that will be held over the course of two days. Open to anyone working in or with infection prevention and control programs in nursing homes or long-term care facilities across the state of Alabama.

Date: February 21 (9:45 AM – 4:30 PM CST) and February 22 (8:00 AM – 2:30 PM CST)

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Birmingham – Hoover; 2960 John Hawkins Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35244

Parking is free. If the lot fills, you can use the parking deck attached to the hotel.

Please note that seating is limited. Seats are available on a first come first serve basis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the nursing home infection preventionist.
  • Discuss the infection preventionist role in the quality assessment and assurance committee and how quality assurance performance improvement tools can support the infection prevention program.
  • Describe enhanced barrier precautions and discuss how and when to implement them.
  • Discuss the role of the environment in the transmission of infectious pathogens and what actions can be taken to help prevent the spread of infection due to environmental contamination.
  • Describe how to perform surveillance, calculate infection rates, and how to present data to support data-driven decision making.
  • Identify key components of antibiotic stewardship program and associated metrics to evaluate performance.
  • Clarify common myths related to LTC and the survey process
  • Identify the components of a respiratory protection program in nursing homes and LTCFs


A.C. Burke, MA, CIC, RB Health Partners, Inc.

A.C. Burke has been working with RB Health Partners, Inc. since 2016 and has over 22 years of experience working in public health and healthcare. A.C. worked for the Florida Department of Health for 15 years; 5 of those years she served as the Healthcare-associated Infection Prevention Program Manager. She later was the Director of Infection Prevention for Mayo Clinic Florida. In her current role, she consults with long-term care facilities on infection prevention and control policies, procedures, and practices, and provides training to nursing homes and at conferences, including the 17-hour Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program (NIPP) Nipping Infections in the Bud.​

NIPP was created to meet the CMS infection prevention training required for a facility team member to be recognized as the designated Infection Prevention Control Official (IPCO). A.C. is nationally recognized in her field and is the primary author of this program.

A.C. holds a master’s degree in health management and is nationally Board Certified in Infection Control (CIC) by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. She is currently the chair of Florida Health Care Association’s Infection Prevention Council which was created to support Florida’s nursing homes in building and sustaining infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship programs that meet national standards. She works with clients to understand and implement national guidelines and best practices and supports program implementation by creating and delivering education materials, tools, and training.

Amber Clark Brown, MD Medical Director, Bureau of Health Provider Standards,  Bureau of Home and Community Services, ADPH

Dr. Clark-Brown is the Medical Director for the Bureau of Health Provider Standards and Bureau of Home and Community Services at the Alabama Department of Public Health. Dr. Clark-Brown is a former Jackson Heart Study (JHS) scholar and recently completed The George Washington University residency fellowship in health policy with distinction. She credits the JHS with planting the seed that disparate social constructs can be dismantled. As a physiatrist who sees firsthand how intersectionality of disability and disparities creates more disparate circumstances, Dr. Clark-Brown’s passion for dispelling health disparities continues to deepen. Thus, she has chosen to pursue a career in health policy and is determined to be a positive change agent, thought leader and healer of systemic injustices. Dr. Clark-Brown received her medical degree from Brown University in 2016. She completed her internship at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Ala., and her residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at UAB where she served as administrative chief resident her senior year. Thereafter, she joined the UAB faculty. Dr. Clark-Brown currently serves as chair of the American Medical Association Young Physician Section (YPS), and as the YPS representative for her state medical society to the AMA House of Delegates.

Michael Arther, NHA, MCA Consulting, LLC & MCA Safety Services, LLC

Michael is the Owner of MCA Consulting, LLC and MCA Safety Services, LLC. He has been a consultant partner with long-term care owners, operators, and affiliates for more than 20 years. Devoted to incident management programs, MCA guides healthcare employers toward OSHA and Life Safety compliance as well as refining their workers’ compensation management programs. MCA continually consults with safety/health professionals and occupational legal experts across the nation to provide its clients with up-to-date regulatory and inspection trends in the healthcare industry. Michael is Chair of the ANHA Life Safety Committee, and a graduate of Jacksonville State University with a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He is a licensed nursing home administrator in Alabama with more than 25 years of loss/cost control experience.

Cost: Free, but registration is required by February 6, 2024. Snacks and lunch will be provided on both days.  Participants will need to pay for lodging (if needed).

Hotel Reservations: A block of rooms have been reserved at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Birmingham Hoover (2960 John Hawkins Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35244). You can reserve a room for the discounted rate of $189 (+ tax) by calling their toll-free number 1-800-EMBASSY. In doing so, please request the group rate for INFECTION PREVENTION BOOT CAMP. Please note there is only a limited number of rooms available at this rate.

Here are some additional hotels in the area:


The Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators has reviewed and approved the seminar entitled “2024 Infection Prevention Bootcamp for Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Facilities” for 9 hours of continuing education credit for licensed nursing home administrators in the State of Alabama.

The Deep South Center for OH&S is an approved provider of continuing education units for nurses by the AL Board of Nursing (Provider ABNP0420 Expiration Date 12/22/2025) and has awarded the following: 12.0 ABN CEs, 5.0 SW CEs, and 1 CEU for full participation (Day 1 = 6.0 ABN, 5.0 SW, .5 CEUs; Day 2= 6.0 ABN. 5.0 SW, .5 CEUs) for participants.

Sponsors and cosponsors: The bootcamp is being co-sponsored by the Alabama Regional Center for Infection Prevention Control Training and Technical Assistance Center, the Alabama Nursing Home and Long-Term Care Facility Strike Team and the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety.

Questions: Please contact Elena Kidd, enlinn@uab.edu or arcipc@uab.edu.

Registration: Register below by Feb. 6th. If you need to modify your registration, please email arcipc@uab.edu.

Thank you for your interest in the bootcamp. Pre-registration has closed, but we do have a limited number of seats still available. If you are interested in attending or having one of your employees attend, please email arcipc@uab.edu.

Alabama Nursing Home and Long-Term Care Facility Strike Team