APIC & ANA: Preparing Nurses for Infectious Disease Threats This Fall and Winter: COVID-19, Monkeypox, Influenza, and others
Monday, October 24, 2022 at 1 pm ET.
Join the American Nurses Association and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology for the second webinar in a series on October 24, 2022, from 1-2 pm ET. This webinar will describe the infectious diseases likely to be circulating this fall and winter, 2022, such as COVID-19, Monkeypox virus (MPV), influenza, and others. The webinar will describe the infection prevention strategies needed to protect nurses from occupational exposure to these diseases and how to minimize spread of these diseases from patient to patient in healthcare settings. Information will be provided about the likely impact to healthcare facilities due to these infectious diseases, including the anticipated "twindemic" of a harsh influenza season coinciding with a fall/winter wave of COVID-19.
Emphasis will be placed on protecting nurses from personal and occupational exposure. Some of the specific topics covered by this webinar include: choosing the correct personal protective equipment (PPE), healthcare spaces/areas associated with the highest risk of exposure, vaccination and antimicrobial usage for post-exposure usage, and how to prevent taking diseases home to your household members.
- Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
- Nursing Contact Hours: 1 (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
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