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ANA Project Firstline: A Project ECHO Hub

ANA IPC Fundamentals ECHO

Summer, 2023: New series, New Topics!



Our ANA IPC Fundamentals ECHO® program is part of ANA's participation in Project Firstline - the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's national training collaborative for Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control (IPC). As a Project ECHO Hub, ANA offers free tele-mentoring programs that connect nurses with IPC experts using brief lectures, interactive simulations and scenario-based presentations.

ANA IPC Fundamentals ECHO will serve as a forum for nurses to increase their knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy around IPC practices through the lens of infectious disease, helping to grow IPC knowledge networks and expand our capacity to reach valuable frontline healthcare workers.

As infectious disease continues to evolve, ANA IPC Fundamentals ECHO has developed new content for our Summer, 2023 series. Whether you are a healthcare worker who participated in previous series or are new to Project Firstline, we invite you to register and join us.

No cost to participate | FREE CNE Credits Available to Participants 

All Sessions will occur on Thursdays according to the schedule below from 4-5 PM ET.

Attendance to all sessions is NOT required.

Share the series with your colleagues! Download the Project ECHO Flyer [PDF]


Summer, 2023 ANA IPC Fundamentals ECHO® Sessions
Session Date Topic Focus Content Expert
1 6/1/2023 Actions to Decrease Antimicrobial Resistance Janet Glowicz MPH, Ph.D. RN, CIC, LTC-CIP CDC Project Firstline
2 6/8/2023 What You Need to Know About Candida Auris Cindy Hou, DO, MA, MBA, CIC, CPHQ, FACOI, FACP, FIDSA, Jefferson Health  - New Jersey
3 6/15/2023 Understanding Re-Emerging Pathogens Janet Glowicz MPH, Ph.D. RN, CIC, LTC-CIP CDC Project Firstline
4 6/22/23 Standard Precautions for the Prevention and Control of Infections

Paul M. Gentile, MPH, CIC APIC Subject Matter Expert CDC Project Firstline




Benefits of Participating in a TeleECHO Program

  • ECHO partners acquire new skills and competencies.
  • They become part of a community of practice and learning, increasing their professional satisfaction while their feelings of professional isolation decrease.

ANA IPC Fundamentals ECHO Consists of:

  • 8 x 1-hour live Zoom sessions over - 3 months
  • Short lecture provided by a content expert
  • Participant scenario presentation and discussion
  • Questions, discussion and engagement with experts

Who Should Register?

  • Participants willing to actively engage with cohort
  • All nurses interested in improving their IPC competency are strongly encouraged to apply

Topics Include:

  • Infection Control/ Basic Science of Viruses
  • Transmission via Inhalation of Respiratory Droplets
  • Crisis Standards of Care/ Resource Scarcity
  • Aerosol Generating Procedures
  • PPE Decontamination and Reuse

Project ECHO™ (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a movement to demonopolize knowledge and amplify local capacity to provide best practice care for underserved people all over the world. The ECHO model is committed to addressing the needs of the most vulnerable populations by equipping communities with the right knowledge, at the right place, at the right time.

Moving Knowledge

Project ECHO transforms the way education and knowledge are delivered to reach more people in rural and underserved communities.

This low-cost, high-impact intervention is accomplished by linking inter-disciplinary specialist teams with multiple clinicians through teleECHO programs. Experts mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via scenario-based learning, enabling clinicians to apply best practices and lessons learned in their own communities.

What is the ECHO Model?

  • Use technology to leverage scarce resources.
  • Share "best practices" to reduce disparities.
  • Apply scenario-based learning to master complexity.
  • Evaluate and monitor outcomes.

Benefits of Becoming a Partner in the ECHO Movement

  • Better access for rural and underserved communities
  • Reduced disparities
  • Better quality and safety
  • Rapid dissemination of best practices
  • Promote consistency in care and practice
  • Greater efficiency

With the support of

ANA Project Firstline's Project ECHO Hub, FOR Nurses BY Nurses, joins the movement to improve the lives of people all over the world.



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