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Infectious Disease Webinars
Nursing organizations partner with CDC on free educational series
Nurses have always been at the forefront of the battle against infectious disease, whether it’s a hospital-acquired infection or a new pandemic. To better equip nurses for that fight, the ANAC recently joined the CDC and the other organizations of the Nursing Infection Control Education Network (NICE) to offer a new six-part training series on infection prevention and control.
In July, the NICE Network launched the first of a six-part webinar series that will run through next spring. The first webinar, held July 12, was entitled “Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Device Reprocessing and Sterilization.” A second webinar, “The Importance of Collaboration Between Nurses and Environmental Services,” followed on August 21.
Webinars 3 and 4 will cover environmental services and environmental infection control. The first of these webinars, which will feature experts from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) and Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), will be held Wednesday, October 25, at 8 a.m. Pacific (11 a.m. Eastern).
The next will be held in November, with date and time still to be announced. The final two webinars, “Environmental Infection Control” and “Injection Safety,” will be held in February and March 2018.
Each of the webinars is one hour. Participation is free, but you must register in advance. For more information and registration links, visit www.nursingworld.org. If you are unable to join the webinars in progress, recordings will be available on YouTube afterward. A recording of the July webinar is already available and the August installment will be added soon. For links, visit the ANAC project page, www.anacalifornia.org/cdc-project.
This article is from workingnurse.com.