A free webinar entitled Examining the Role of the Environment in Infections Across the Continuum of Care will be offered on October 25, 2017, using a case study to discuss the relationship between the environment, the patient and patient outcomes. The webinar will be hosted by the Emergency Nurses Association, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, and the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. Continuing education credits are available for physicians, registered nurses, health educators, administrators, and others. Find more information and register at https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=oc3w9mcfpy2d&campaign=v118qm5j6y49 .
This webinar is the third in the series Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients, launched by the Nursing Infection Control Education Network (see https://www.annanurse.org/resources/special-projects-and-tools/infection-and-prevention-control) to address key issues surrounding infection prevention in healthcare facilities. ANA, CDC, and various nursing specialty organizations, including ANNA, have partnered to form the NICE Network, which seeks to empower nurses to protect themselves and their patients by providing infection prevention and control training to U.S. nurses.
Recording of the first two webinars are available online:
- Device Reprocessing and Sterilization, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDuxVpslQE8 .
- The Importance of Collaboration between Nurses and Environmental Services, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hibfpAJSNLk .
Future webinar topics in series include: Antibiotic Stewardship (December 2017), Injection Safety/Handling Hazardous Materials (February 2018), Disaster Preparedness and Infection Control (March 2018), and Infection Prevention and Control in Maternal and Child Health (March 2018).
The ANNA Infection Prevention and Control Program also includes a number of other free continuing education opportunities. Find these at https://www.annanurse.org/resources/special-projects-and-tools/infection-and-prevention-control .