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

Purpose of the Enhancing Education and Training on Infection Control for U.S. Nurses project:
  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.

Upcoming Webinar

Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients:
Examining the Role of the Environment in Infections Across the Continuum of Care

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
8:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)

This webinar will use a case study approach to examine the relationship between the environment, the patient and patient outcomes. Specifically, the presentation will identify factors that influence environmental infection control practices, discuss strategies useful to prevent contamination to and from the environment when caring for patients with infections; manage contact isolation for mobile patients and the importance of appropriate communication during transitions of care. 

More Information and Webinar Registration


One Needle, One Syringe, Only One Time?

Survey of physicians and nurses shows some may not be following basic standards of careA new CDC paper, published in the American Journal of Infection Control, reports 12% of physicians and 3% of nurses indicate reuse of syringes for more than one patient occurs in their workplace. This survey suggests a dangerous minority of providers may be violating basic standards of care and the paper underlines the need for additional training and education.

To ensure adherence to safe injection practices healthcare facilities can:


CDC's Get Ahead of Sepsis Project

This is a national effort to encourage healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers to prevent infections, be alert to the signs of sepsis, and act fast if sepsis is suspected. Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is life-threatening, and without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.

Download and distribute new Get Ahead of Sepsis educational materials, which include fact sheets and brochures for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

Watch and shareThe Domino Effectvideo public service announcement andFour Ways to Get Ahead of Sepsisvideo.

Learn more about sepsis at www.cdc.gov/sepsis.


Webinar Recordings Available!


CDC-ANA-ANA\C Webinar:

Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: 
Reprocessing and Sterilization of Medical Devices

ANA\California recognizes our Task Force members and webinar presenters for their outstanding work in producing this program in partnership with ANA, the CDC and the New Jersey Nurses Association. Our ANA\C experts examined Reprocessing & Sterilization of Medical Devices: Regulation, Policy & Legislation - the 2nd presentation in the webinar. ANA\C also thanks ANA and our project partners for giving us the opportunity to present this valuable information.

View the ANA-CDC-ANA\C Webinar

Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: The Importance of Collaboration between Nurses and Environmental Services 

View this and other webinar recordings

Upcoming Webinars in this Series:

  • Acute Care-Environmental Infection Control (October and November 2017)
  • Procedural-Environmental Infection Control (February 2018)
  • Injection Safety (March 2018)

Resources

CDC's Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

Core Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Safe Healthcare Delivery in All Settings - Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee 

SHEA/CDC Outbreak Response Training Program (ORTP) Offers Online Modules for Decision-Making During Outbreaks

Take the SHEA/CDC Outbreak Response Training

SHEA/CDC ORTP Recently Released Two Online Learning Modules:

Use the links below to access other valuable information and resources:

Infection Control Resources

Infection Prevention and Control Webinars

CDC Archived Webinars

 

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