A new national infection prevention and control program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) features free training courses for health care professionals. The States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement (STRIVE) curriculum will include over 40 individual training modules grouped into 11 courses that focus on foundational and targeted infection prevention strategies.
Three courses are currently available:
ANNA has designated the second full week in September each year as Nephrology Nurses Week. In 2019, Nephrology Nurses Week will be observed September 8-14.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and two health departments are investigating a cluster of peritonitis cases among patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). Many of the peritonitis events under investigation were caused by Serratia marcescens or other gram-negative pathogens. The CDC is requesting U.S. clinicians to report peritonitis cases in PD patients treated by the same center that meet the following criteria:
The Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 will hold three regional meetings this summer to engage nurses in discussions of how to advance the nursing profession to help the nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century. Each meeting will feature panel discussions around a specific topic. Register to attend in person or via webcast.
As part of the Nursing Now 3-year global campaign to improve health by raising the profile and status of nursing worldwide, Nursing Now USA launched on April 9, 2019. Health professionals celebrated the launch with a special event and panel discussion in Washington, DC. Nursing Now is a global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization.