AORN has proudly partnered with the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to train U.S. nurses in infection prevention and control. The goal of this partnership is to provide real-time, tailored infection control training to nurses and improve infection and control practices known to be effective in preventing the exposure to Ebola virus disease and other emerging infectious diseases.
Why is this Significant?
Nurses are the front-line of defense against infections spreading in U. S. healthcare facilities. Moreover, the increasing numbers of emerging diseases often forces nurses to take on roles outside of their normal duties, including but not limited to, environmental cleaning and waste management. Emerging threats and ongoing issues such as healthcare-associated infections requires nurses to be equipped to understand and follow infection control procedures to protect themselves and their patients.
Infection and Prevention Control Resources
SHEA/CDC Outbreak Response Training Program (ORTP)
The SHEA/CDC Outbreak Response Training Program (ORTP) is a 2-day workshop that includes lectures, case-studies, and working sessions to educate healthcare epidemiologists on how to effectively lead a response to public health emergencies and facility-level outbreaks. Attendees will learn how to implement appropriate infection control policies and develop the skills needed for emergency response and incident management.
Join us in Philadelphia at the Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square from June 20-21, 2017.
Registration is complimentary for all but is required in advance. Space is limited!
Find out more at http://ortp.shea-online.org.