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
Free Continuing Education Webinar
Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation
This webinar is a must-see for every health care provider who works with cancer patients. Participating will help you ensure your facility isn’t unknowingly exposing patients to dangerous infections.
Our focus will be on compounding medications and infusion of intravenous medications. These practices occur in many outpatient settings but unless everyone is correctly trained and proper practices, standards, and regulations are enforced patient and provider safety is at risk.
This webinar will:
- Discuss an outbreak of fungal bloodstream infections due to improper medication compounding and poor infection control practices at an outpatient oncology clinic
- Review the oversight and enforcement landscape of safety standards in outpatient settings
- Provide resources to ensure that your clinic follows recommended infection control and prevention practices
Webinar: Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation: Improving Medication Preparation, Use, and Other Infection Control Practices in Outpatient Oncology Clinics
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 2–3pm EDT
Sign up: View webinar invitation and pre-register (at no cost) here.