Infection Prevention & Control

Enhancing Education and Training on Infection Control for U.S. Nurses Project

AMSN is collaborating with the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to offer U.S. nurses continuing education on infection prevention and control.

The goal of this collaboration is to provide real-time, tailored infection control training education to nurses and improve infection prevention and control practices known to be effective in preventing exposure to viruses and emerging infectious diseases. 

Why is this Significant?

Nurses are the front-line of defense against infections spreading in U.S. healthcare facilities. 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:

  • provide real-time, tailored infection control education to nurses,  
  • 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  
  • enhance the confidence of nurses to care for patients with Ebola virus disease or other highly contagious diseases through effective education and training.

Additional Information

Infection Prevention and Control - View and/or download the infographic "Understanding the Chain of Infection." This infographic was created by ENA, a Subcontractor of the NICE Network and highlights how infections can occur and how they can be prevented by emergency nurses.

 

Upcoming Events:

ANA Partners with CDC to Improve Infection Prevention and Control Education for Nurses

August 2, 2017 – The American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have partnered with 20 nursing specialty organizations to develop the Nursing Infection Control Education Network (NICE Network). The NICE Network seeks to empower nurses to protect themselves and their patients by providing real time infection prevention and control training to U.S. nurses.

The NICE Network recently launched a series of six webinars addressing the key issues surrounding infection prevention in healthcare facilities. On Monday, August 21, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern Time, the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration Inc., the Oncology Nursing Society, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing will host the second, live, complimentary webinar in the series Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients titled, “The Importance of Collaboration between Nurses and Environmental Services”.

Register for the webinar.

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