CMS Conditions of Participation

Infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship

Sept. 29, 2022, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.


This webinar will cover the CMS infection control standards and antibiotic stewardship program. You will learn about common deficiencies in infection control and as well as tips to ensure compliance. The new CMS interpretative guidelines will be discussed along with existing CMS worksheets on infection control.


  • Describe new CMS infection control conditions of participation regulations and interpretative guidelines
  • Describe new CMS requirements for antibiotic stewardship program
  • Identify examples of commonly cited infection control issues


Nancy Ruzicka, BS, RPh, MBA, MJ, CHC has experience teaching and assisting hospitals and other health care facilities in understanding applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and interpretative guidelines. Her experience also encompasses teaching all levels of health care staff in understanding compliance and HIPAA requirements.

Nancy’s previous experiences include director of integrity and compliance and privacy official, director of regulatory compliance and over twenty years of experience with Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Nancy received her Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Health Law, Master of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Drake University, Des Moines. She is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and maintains her Iowa pharmacy license.

Recommended to attend

All infection control staff in both hospitals and critical access hospitals, including, but not limited to chief operation officers, chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, senior leadership, board members, physicians, nurses, quality improvement staff, risk managers, epidemiology staff, pharmacy staff, maintenance and environmental services, OR staff and patient safety and compliance staff. Others that should attend include anyone interested in, or responsible for, infection control.

Continuing Education

This program has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for a total of 1.5 contact hours.

Nursing Home Administrators: The content of this conference is being reviewed by the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators for clock hours. The quantitative value assigned will be indicated on the certificate of attendance awarded to participants who attend sessions. 


  • $45 per person for MHA member hospital and health systems
  • $45 per person for MHA associate members
  • $60 per person for nonmembers 

Registration deadline

Please register by noon on the day before the webinar to ensure timely delivery of access instructions.

Approximately four business days before the web conference, you will receive an email containing instructions on connecting. Advance registration is required to ensure the delivery of instructional materials.

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When and Where
  • 9/29/2022 12:00 PM CDT
  • 9/29/2022 1:30 PM CDT
  • Zoom Webinar