Project Firstline is a collaborative effort led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which brings together diverse health care and public health collaborators to provide infection control training to the more than 6 million health care professionals in the United States, as well as members of the public health workforce. The American Nurses Association is partnering with the CDC in this initiative.
Project Firstline aims to prepare frontline health care professionals and the public health workforce to protect themselves, their patients, and their communities from infectious disease threats, such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This stronger, better prepared workforce will also improve the prevention of health care-associated infections, including those caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
Project Firstline resources include support to 64 health departments in the U.S. and more than a dozen collaborators, to help ensure this effort reaches all health care professionals. To reach this goal, Project Firstline revolves around five core components, the first two, educational in nature, will be featured on Nursing World. Education offered on Nursing World through Project Firstline will begin as short, web-based, intensive modules focused on the foundational concepts of infection prevention and control and grounded in behavior change principles and practices. Check back for frequent updates and new education!
As a nurse, having trustworthy, accurate information is vital during healthcare crises like COVID-19. These official CDC training materials are created by IPC experts for healthcare professionals. Learn PPE safely tips, infectious disease guidelines, how to speak to coworkers and patients about infection prevention, and more. Sign up today to learn how you can stop the spread.
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