Check out the Capitol Hill Update for the latest legislative and regulatory news and activities in Washington, DC. The weekly update includes an overview of current activities on Capitol Hill that are of interest to the nursing and kidney care communities, including the Congressional schedule, legislative and regulatory updates, events, articles of interest, etc.
ANNA works with nursing and kidney care advocacy groups to communicate with Congress and government agencies regarding issues and legislation impacting nursing care and the nephrology community. You can be part of these advocacy efforts! Go to the ANNA Legislative Action Center at www.annanurse.org/lobby to contact your elected representatives and request their support of the following legislation:
ANNA has released another program in the CExpress series. Gail Dewald BSN, RN, CNN, discusses "Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI): Developing Action Plans to Improve Outcomes" in this new educational session available in the ANNA Online Library. CExpress is a series of brief online educational programs designed to be completed in 30 minutes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Medscape are collaborating on a series of free CE activities addressing the key issues surrounding infection prevention in healthcare facilities. The latest program in the series, which focuses on recognizing infection risks in medical equipment, has been released.
A free webinar entitled Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Device Reprocessing and Sterilization will be offered on July 12, 2017 (11:00 am EDT). This webinar will address the importance of bedside nurses in device reprocessing and sterilization, the current state of device reprocessing and sterilization policies and regulations, and the bioburden and importance of assembly/disassembly of tools in decontamination.