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Up-to-date IPC training is essential for your safety and the safety of your patients. Complete our free, comprehensive online curriculum to expand your knowledge of IPC guidelines, COVID-19 precautions, and best practices. Learn more about the science behind these guidelines and earn CNE credit. Courses cover a wide range of topics across all roles and settings so you and your team can apply best practices wherever you work.

Training Courses

Featured Training Courses
Injection Safety: A Focus on Infection Prevention
Nurses and their healthcare colleagues administer injections on a regular basis. This module informs and refreshes your knowledge on precautions and best practices to prevent infection before, during, and after injections.
Multi-Dose Vial Infection Prevention Practices
Multi-dose vials efficiently deliver important medications and vaccines to clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare settings in large volumes. As a nurse, you need to understand how to mitigate the risks associated with this packaging to prevent infections.
What is Hand Hygiene?
This module informs and refreshes your knowledge on how the hands can spread germs, hand hygiene techniques, and the importance of proper hand hygiene practices in health care.
PPE Basics
This educational activity is made up of four (4) episodes (created June 2021) designed to prepare frontline healthcare personnel and the public health workforce to protect themselves, their patients, and their communities from infectious disease threats, focusing on important personal protective equipment (PPE), including eye protection, gloves, and gowns. This series of trainings is intended to present not just the recommended infection control practices, but the science and reasoning behind them.

CDC Facilitator Resources

These facilitator toolkits from the CDC are designed to work with your team's learning styles and busy schedules. Whether you've got 10 minutes, or 60, these resources will help you deliver a great training. You don't need to be an infection control expert to lead these trainings. The resources in these toolkits will help you along the way.

Facilitator Self-Assessment Form
Session Feedback Form
Inside Infection Control Participant Booklet
Project Firstline Facilitator Toolkit Guide
Training Session Plans


Project Firstline conducted a brief survey to help us better understand nurses' educational needs and questions. These responses help inform and enlighten us to develop relevant CNE training, tools, and resources to enable nurses to confidently apply IPC principles.

PPE IPC Survey
Disaster Preparedness IPC Survey
HAIs IPC Survey
Vaccination IPC Survey

The Project Firstline program is a national training collaborative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with ANA and the American Academy of Pediatrics, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity.

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Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. ANA is proud to partner with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this webpage do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

As a key partner in this initiative, ANA is pleased to help bring critical training opportunities and resources to better equip all nurses with the tools necessary to provide optimal patient care in a safe environment. Placement of content on this website is not an endorsement of the source nor of any particular product or service, nor should it be construed as a statement that the source, or its products or services, are superior to those of any others. ANA and/or Project Firstline may not be the primary source of the content on this website. While we make every effort to provide up-to-date relevant content, resources or information may not have been updated yet to include recent changes, new findings, recommendations, or protocols.

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