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.
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:
Medscape registration is free and easy and you must be a registered Medscape member to access these CME/CE activities.
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:
Exploring Best Practices in Injection Safety
This webinar will feature the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the American Nephrology Nurses Association and the Infusion Nurses Society. It will describe the essential balance between meeting immediate or emergent patient safety needs and performing all recommended infection control practices during clinical care. This webinar will also identify safe injection practices intended to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections and describe injection practices in a hemodialysis facility that would potentiate a patient’s risk for infection.
Future webinar topics in the series include:
Please visit the NICE Network webpage for more information about the, free infection prevention and control training materials and resources.
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
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.