Resources for Infection Prevention and Control

 

ANA\C has partnered with the American Nurses Association (ANA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to train U.S. nurses in infection prevention and control. The goal of this partnership is to provide real-time, tailored infection control training to nurses and improve infection prevention and control practices known to be effective in preventing exposure to Ebola virus disease and other emerging infectious diseases.

 

Why is this Significant?

Nurses are the front-line of defense against infections spreading in U.S. healthcare facilities. Moreover, the increasing number of emerging diseases often forces nurses to take on roles outside of their normal duties. This includes, but is not limited to, roles in environmental cleaning and waste management. With the evolution of emerging threats and ongoing issues such as healthcare-associated infections, nurses need to be equipped to understand and follow infection control procedures to not only protect themselves, but also to protect their patients.

Project Description

The purpose of the Enhancing Education and Training on Infection Control for U.S. Nurses project is to:
  1. provide real-time, tailored infection control training to nurses.
  2. improve adherence to Ebola virus disease and other emerging infectious diseases; and 
  3. enhance the confidence of nurses to care for patients with Ebola virus disease or other highly contagious diseases through effective education and training.

Free Continuing Education Webinar:

Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation: Improving Medication Preparation, Use, and Other Infection Control Practices in Outpatient Oncology Clinics 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

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This webinar is a must-see for every healthcare provider who works with cancer patients. Participating will help you ensure your facility isn’t unknowingly exposing patients to dangerous infections.

Our focus will be on compounding medications and infusion of intravenous medications. These practices occur in many outpatient settings but unless everyone is correctly trained and proper practices, standards, and regulations are enforced patient and provider safety is at risk.

This webinar will:

  • discuss an outbreak of fungal bloodstream infections due to improper medication compounding and poor infection control practices at an outpatient oncology clinic
  • review the oversight and enforcement landscape of safety standards in outpatient settings, and
  • provide resources to ensure that your clinic follows recommended infection control and prevention practices.

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Use the links below to access valuable information and resources:

Infection Control Resources

Infection Prevention and Control Webinars

CDC Archived Webinars

 

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