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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.

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 infection prevention and control practices known to be effective in preventing exposure 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 Events

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.

CDC announces workshop on emerging infectious disease prepardness
Beginning this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Ebola Training & Education Center will offer two free training workshops on emerging infectious disease preparedness for clinicians, health care workers and public health officials. Learn more and register.