Infection & Prevention Control
Enhancing Education and Training on Infection Control for the U.S. Nurses
NSNA, ANA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are teaming up with a number of organizational affiliates to train nurses on infection control. The goal of this initiative is to protect nurses and their patients from infections that can spread in medical facilities. Each of the organizations will host webinars, facilitate in-person interactive training sessions, and provide infection control materials free of charge for a wide-range of specialties within the nursing community.
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 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 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: