Infection Prevention and Control

Enhancing Education and Training on Infection Control for Nurses

ANNA has partnered with the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to train nurses in infection prevention and control. The goal of the Nursing Infection Control Education (NICE) Network is to provide real-time, tailored infection control training to nurses and improve infection prevention and control practices known to be effective in prevention exposure to emerging infectious diseases.

Why Is this Significant?

Nurses are the front-line of defense against infections spreading in U.S. health care 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 health care-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 this 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.

Resources

Upcoming Events


January 23-24, 2018 ~ SHEA/CDC Outbreak Response Training Program (ORTP) (Los Angeles, CA)

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April 17, 2018 ~ Session at 2018 ANNA National Symposium (Las Vegas, NV)
Making Dialysis Safer for Patients: 101

This session will provide an up-to-date review of essential infection prevention elements that are used to make dialysis safer for patients. (1.25 contact hours)

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April 17, 2018 ~ Session at 2018 ANNA National Symposium (Las Vegas, NV)
ABCs of Staff Infection Control Education and Competency Development from Assessment to Simulation

Experience practical infection control education and learning methodologies using a variety of teaching techniques and simulation to perform catheter care/connection/disconnection, AVF/AVG access, patient role/advocacy, and CDC audit tool use. (1.25 contact hours)

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Hand Hygiene, Glove Use, and Preventing Transmission of C. difficile (Online Course) ~ Free CNE

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CDC/Medscape Series on Infection Prevention in Healthcare Facilities~ Free CNE

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Hospital Epidemiologist-Led Hospital Incident Command Systems: What to Expect? ~ SHEA/CDC Outbreak Response Training Program (ORTP) (Online Module)

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Defending Against Superbugs: An Interactive Case Study Managing an "Outbreak" of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in a Hospital Setting ~ SHEA/CDC Outbreak Response Training Program (ORTP) (Online Module)

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