For Providers

Nursing Infection Control Education

NAPNAP is one of 20 nursing specialty organizations to partner with the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop the Nursing Infection Control Education Network (NICE) network. The NICE network seeks to empower nurses to protect themselves and their patients by providing real time infection prevention and control training to U.S. nurses. The goal of the training programs developed through the NICE Network is to improve adherence to infection prevention and control practices and enhance the confidence of nurses to care for patients with Ebola and other highly contagious diseases.

Provider Resources

  

Continuing Education

Free CE from CDC and Medscape Education Present: Infection Prevention and Control for US Healthcare Workers 

This is the second of a six-part series from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Medscape addressing the key issues surrounding infection prevention in healthcare facilities.

Series topics include:

  1. Risk Recognition in Healthcare Settings (Available Now)
  2. Environmental Services and Infection Prevention (Available Now)
  3. Recognizing Infection Risks in Medical Equipment (Available Now)
  4. Infection Transmission Risks Associated with Nonsterile Glove Use (Available Now)
  5. Infection Prevention: A Hierarchy of Controls Approach (Available Now)
  6. Injection Safety: A System Approach (Available Now)

Medscape registration is free and easy and you must be a registered Medscape member to access these CME/CE activities.  

NICE Network Webinars

The NICE Network recently launched a series of six webinars addressing the key issues surrounding infection prevention in healthcare facilities. Future webinar topics in the series include:

Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Examining the Role of the Environment in Infections Across the Continuum of Care

This webinar will use a case study to discuss the relationship between the environment, the patient and patient outcomes. It is being offered by AACN (American Association of Colleges of Nursing), ARN (Association of Rehabilitation Nurses) and ENA (Emergency Nurses Association).

  • Date: October 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. ET  

Future webinar topics in the series include:

  • Antibiotic Stewardship (December 2017)
  • Injection Safety/Handling Hazardous Materials (February 2018)
  • Disaster Preparedness and Infection Control (March 2018)
  • Infection Prevention and Control in Maternal and Child Health (March 2018)

Archived webinars:

Please visit the NICE Network webpage for more information about the, free infection prevention and control training materials and resources. 

Free CE Course: Hand Hygiene, Glove Use and Preventing Transmission of C. difficile

To receive continuing education, complete the evaluation and post-test at https://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline/ (use course number WD2703).   

Here are a few things you can do to continue to make Clean Hands Count:

1. Complete the new education course and claim free CE.

2. Watch and share the new Clean Hands Count video on YouTube or  https://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/video/CHC-Final-SD-360.mp4.   

3. Order and distribute free Clean Hands Count print materials - stickers, brochures, factsheets and posters by visiting the CDC website

Note: CDC’s fulfillment house is able to process a limited number of orders each day. If you see that a particular material is temporarily unavailable, please try again another day. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Free Archived Webinars: Tune in to Safe Healthcare: A CDC Webinar Series 

In the News: CDC Warns of New Superbug Fungus Risk 

The CDC is warning hospitals and other health care facilities that there have been more than 60 cases of a relatively new and potentially fatal superbug fungus, Candida auris, which enters the bloodstream and causes a variety of infections. A CDC official said the fungus can be transmitted between people or through the environment, including from hospital equipment.