CDC’s Project Firstline training collaborative to help healthcare infection prevention, control

Dec. 3, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its Project Firstline, a collaborative of diverse healthcare and public health partners that have come together to stop the spread of infectious disease threats, including COVID-19. 

Anyone working in a healthcare facility needs a foundational knowledge of infection control and must understand and be ready to implement infection control protocols and procedures throughout their workday, including during every patient care activity and healthcare interaction. Infection control is a critical part of safe healthcare delivery in all healthcare settings. Together, the collaborative will provide millions of frontline healthcare workers and members of the public health workforce the infection control training they need to protect the nation from infectious disease threats. 

Project Firstline trainings are: 

·        Accessible- no matter your previous training or educational background, you’ll be able to understand each video.

·         Concise- to fit around your busy schedule, each video lasts approximately 10 minutes.

·         Interactive- to keep you engaged, each video has built-in knowledge checks. 

Project Firstline will reach healthcare workers in all healthcare settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, dialysis centers, and nursing homes and provide: 

·         Core Training to address immediate workforce infection control training needs, delivered via short and accessible training videos.

·         Practical Tools to support everyone working in a healthcare facility as they implement infection control protocols and procedures throughout their workday.

·         Partner Engagement to share information across all healthcare settings through trusted partners and channels, ensuring that training content and tools are delivered to healthcare workers who need them.

·         Mentorship to connect infection control experts with their local healthcare community so that they may become an ongoing resource.

·         Public Health Technical Capacity Building to leverage the public health workforce to facilitate knowledge and tool sharing between public health departments and their local clinical communities.

·         Innovation to deepen knowledge to better inform infection control recommendations, and to develop innovative platforms and content to provide infection control training to a diverse range of adult learners. 

CDC has the project

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