ANA CDC Infection Control Training
ARN has partnered with the American Nurse Association (ANA) and the 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 force 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.
The purpose of the Enhancing Education and Training on Infection Control for U.S. Nurses project is to:
ARN will be providing two sessions on Infection Control in Rehabilitation Nursing at ARN REACH 2017, November 8-11, 2017 and a webinar on infection control in rehabilitation nursing in early 2018.
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