CDC and the ANA will present a free one-hour March 16, 2018 webinar on Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Disaster Preparedness Through the Seasons. Continuing education credit is included. The session is billed as “Disaster Preparedness means you’ll be ready whether it’s an infectious disease outbreak or a natural disaster” and topics include slowing down the spread of flu, identifying when mold remediation is needed, and other safety strategies. Find more information and register at https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=27vwu3bmj32c&campaign=93rso6jbhnai.
Recordings of previous webinars in the CDC/ANA Safe Healthcare series can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/training/safe-healthcare-webinars.html.
Over the next few months the California Department of Public Health will present in-person six-hour Basics of Infection Prevention in Outpatient Hemodialysis Centers courses for dialysis facility administrators and staff. Courses in Network 18 will be held in:
- Irvine March 27, 2018
- Orange April 4, 2018
- Rancho Cucamonga April 10, 2018
- Glendale April 22, 2018
For full details, including course dates in Northern California, see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/HAI/CADPH.HD.IPClass.pdf. Pre-registration is required, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HAI_Hemodialysis.
NHSN has published a list of thirteen frequently asked questions on the NHSN Consent process, and their answers. All facilities must “re-consent” before April 14, 2018. Find the list at https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/about-nhsn/faq-agreement-to-participate.html.
CDC will present a free February 22, 2018 webinar on Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Exploring Best Practices in Injection Safety. For details and registration, see https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=g3qmrx0o1rdc&campaign=j5n63qeujgek. For recordings of previous webinars, see https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/training/safe-healthcare-webinars.html.
CDC will present a free February 8, 2018 webinar called Update on the 2017-2018 Influenza Season for Clinicians. The webinar is part of CDC’s Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity or COCA series. Influenza-related hospitalization rates so far in the 2017-2018 season are exceeding milestones set during the high-severity H3N2-predominant 2014-2015 season. During this call, CDC flu experts will address clinical issues for influenza patients, including those with severe disease, and provide the latest updates on the 2017-2018 influenza season. Find more information and registration instructions at https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2018/callinfo_020818.asp. The webinar will be recorded for later playback. Free CE credits are available for both the live webinar and the recordings.
CDC will present a free February 2, 2018 webinar on Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Nurses’ Role in Antibiotic Stewardship. CDC will offer free continuing education for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Health Educators, Epidemiologists, Laboratorians, and Administrators. Find more information and register at https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=ujox10nxgwxw&campaign=jnyr3sj66t6a.
CMS and the ESRD Network Coordinating Council will present a January 29, 2018 Web-Ex on Bloodstream Infection. One CEU will be available. For details and registration instructions, see http://files.constantcontact.com/12fb86c8001/6007c0f5-f218-410e-b664-fdb387870ace.pdf.