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.
CDC announces workshop on emerging infectious disease preparedness
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.
Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. It’s critical that all healthcare workers understand proper infection control procedures and use them every day.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Medscape are launching a series of six CME/CE activities addressing the key issues surrounding infection prevention in healthcare facilities.
The series includes:
These CME-/CE- certified activities are available at: http://www.medscape.org/viewcollection/34044?src=acdmpart_cdc_34044. You must be a registered Medscape member to access these CME/CE activities, and registration is free. The first activity, Risk Recognition in Healthcare Settings is available now. A new activity will be added each month.
As part of the Clean Hands Count campaign, we are pleased to announce a new hand hygiene education course: Hand Hygiene, Glove Use, and Preventing Transmission of C. difficile. This online course offers free continuing education (CE) and covers the following topics:
Here are a few things you can do to continue to make Clean Hands Count: