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About Project Firstline

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About Project Firstline

Project Firstline is a collaborative effort, led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to unite diverse health care and public health experts to provide IPC training to the nation’s health care workforce. ANA is partnering with the CDC on this initiative.

The goal is to prepare front-line health care and public health professionals to protect themselves, their patients, and their communities from infectious disease threats such as COVID-19. An educated workforce is a powerful weapon to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAI), including those caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

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ANA Project Firstline:

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ANA Project Firstline in the News

Should I Wear Gloves When I'm Vaccinating Patients? A Risk Assessment Guide
We’ve gotten a lot of questions about the recommendations for personal protective equipment (PPE) healthcare workers should wear when giving COVID-19, influenza or routine vaccinations.

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Project Firstline: A New ANA and CDC Collaboration!
On January 14th, ANA’s Project Firstline team held its first stakeholder session with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to refine the content for Project Firstline.

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ANA joins CDC's new infection control training collaborative.

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ANA Collaborates with CDC to Launch Project Firstline
The American Nurses Association (ANA), representing the interests of the nation’s 4.2 million registered nurses, is pleased to announce the launch of Project Firstline, a new collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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healthcare professionals
health departments
across all
United States

Core Training to address immediate workforce education needs, delivered via short, easily-accessible training videos.

Practical Tools to support everyone working in a health care facility as they implement IPC protocols and procedures.

Partner Engagement to share information across all health care settings through trusted channels, ensuring content and tools are delivered to the health care professionals who need them.

Mentorship to connect infection control experts with their communities and serve as ongoing resources.

Technical Capacity Building to leverage the public health workforce to facilitate knowledge-sharing among health departments and local clinicians.

Innovation to deepen knowledge and better inform infection control recommendations, as well as develop advanced platforms and content to provide IPC training to a diverse range of learners.

As a nurse, having trustworthy, accurate information is vital. Check back for frequent updates and new education!

Welcome to ANA's Project Firstline—a partnership between ANA and the CDC to teach health care professionals to protect themselves and others from contagious diseases.



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