Be Confident Protecting Yourself and Providing the Best Care to Your Patients during this COVID-19 Pandemic
Part of the ANA COVID-19 Webinar Series
Nurses and health care workers face ongoing challenges with understanding current guidelines on the use of (Personal Protective Equipment) PPE during times of supply chain shortage, patient surge, and evolving evidence on novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). To protect the workforce and continue care of COVID-19 patients without disruption, health care workers need protection from COVID-19. This 68 minute on-demand webinar focuses on the current PPE guidelines for supply optimization and how to maintain personnel safety.
A FREE, On-Demand Series for ALL Nurses
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Registration is FREE for both ANA members and non-members.
In this first webinar, ANA is partnering with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) to bring you this up-to-date program that covers:
- Current epidemiology of COVID-19 including modes of transmission
- How to implement critical infection control standards to minimize spread and maintain health care worker protection
- Best practice recommendations for optimal protection while maximizing a limited supply of PPE during time of patient surge
- Review of the ANA COVID-19 website that provides critical information and links to keep you up to date, participate in legislative advocacy and share your personal story with ANA
Who should attend: All RNs in all practice settings
First Webinar Presenters:
Kendra McMillan, MPH, RN, is a Senior Policy Advisor at the American Nurses Association Enterprise in the Department of Nursing Practice and Work Environment. Kendra is a licensed Registered Nurse with a master’s degree in Public Health. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings focused on the improvement of women’s health including care of mothers and babies, infertility and reproductive science, women’s health and reproductive education, and outpatient community-based care. Throughout her career she has worked collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of professionals and has served in the capacity of staff nurse, health educator, program coordinator, and care coordinator. In her current role she is working to address safe staffing, emerging roles and trends in nursing practice, monitoring of infectious disease, and disaster preparedness. Kendra is passionate about the profession of nursing and nursing’s impact on the delivery of quality health care and overall improvement of the population’s health.
Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC, FAPIC, the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Director of the Institute for Biosecurity, and a Professor of Epidemiology in the Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice. She is a PhD Nurse researcher with an emphasis in infectious disease emergency preparedness. In addition, she is board certified in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology and an APIC Fellow. Her past work experience includes research and clinical practice with HIV/AIDS patients and hospital infection prevention and epidemiology. In her current role as Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, she is responsible for providing administrative support to all academic programs in the College for Public Health and Social Justice. In her current position with the Institute for Biosecurity as the Director, she is responsible for managing all aspects of the Institute’s Certificate, MPH, and PhD academic programs, as well as teaching classes in the programs and conducting research. Her research areas of focus include health care and public health professional disaster preparedness, long-term use of respiratory protection, and addressing barriers to vaccine uptake.
Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN, is the Vice President for Nursing Programs at the American Nurses Associations. In this role, she is responsible for guiding ANA’s Department of Nursing Practice and Work Environment, the Center for Ethics and Human Rights, ANA’s Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation initiative, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Minority Fellowship Program. Each of these areas contribute to advancing ANA’s significant strategic nursing practice efforts designed to meet the association’s vision of a healthy world through the power of nursing. Since coming to ANA in 1990, Ms. Peterson has developed significant expertise in addressing a myriad of nursing and health issues through the application of practice and policy development strategies and strategic advocacy efforts.
Made possible by the generosity of the American Nurses Foundation.
These programs are informational only; no contact hours will be awarded.