New Developments and Best Practices in Infection Control

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Class A Credits: 0.75

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 12/10/20

Course Expires: 12/9/21

Learn from AANA’s Infection Control Advisory Panel of recent trends and common obstacles related to infection control.  Implementation of best practices for infection control is necessary during all aspects of anesthesia care to keep clinicians and their patients safe.  Join the Infection Control Advisory Panel for a Q&A discussion of the latest data, resources, and guidelines on topics such as double gloving, reducing cross-contamination, prefilled syringes, process for drawing up medications, safe injection practices, and more!

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

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  • Describe new trends related to infection control on topics such as double gloving reducing crosscontamination prefilled syringes process for drawing up medications and safe injection practices.
  • Recognize resources available to CRNAs related to infection control including the AANA Infection Control Advisory Panel AANA Infection Prevention and Control Guide Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology in America (SHEA).

Charles A. Griffis, PhD, CRNA

Faculty, University of Southern California Program of Nurse Anesthesia

Dr. Griffis is a didactic instructor in research methods for the USC Program of Nurse Anesthesia.  His areas of research have included pain pathophysiology and infection control. Recently appointed to the AANA Health and Wellness Committee, he now expanding his research and education efforts to wellness and suicide prevention. He is studying to become a State Peer Assistance Advisor, and is committed to the task of improving wellness for all nurse anesthetists.

Leslie Jeter, DNP, MSNA, CRNA  

AANA’s Infection Control Advisory Panel 

Marjorie Everson, PhD, CRNA, APRN, FNAP

AANA’s Infection Control Advisory Panel