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.