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:

Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Device Reprocessing and Sterilization
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
8:00 a.m.  (Pacific Time)

The CDC and American Nurses Association invite you to register now for a free webinar with continuing education hosted by members of the Nursing Infection Control Education (NICE) Network, including the American Nurses Association/California, the New Jersey State Nurses Association, the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses, and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. 

Leading experts will discuss evidence-based practices for processing flexible endoscopes and the importance of device reprocessing and sterilization for the front-line nurse.

Register for Webinar (at no cost) and View Program Agenda

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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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