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Current Training Courses

Current Training Courses

Introduction to Infection Control and Virus Basics
This educational activity is made up of four (4) episodes designed to prepare frontline healthcare personnel and the public health workforce to protect themselves, their patients, and their communities from infectious disease threats. This series of trainings is intended to present not just the recommended infection control practices, but the science and reasoning behind them.
Injection Safety
This educational activity is made up of two (2) episodes 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 injection safety actions to take when using multi-dose vials. This series of trainings is intended to present not just the recommended infection control practices, but the science and reasoning behind them.
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.
Respirator Basics
This educational activity is made up of three (3) 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): respirators. This series of trainings is intended to present not just the recommended infection control practices, but the science and reasoning behind them.
Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course
This course will provide infection prevention and control (IPC) training for individuals responsible for IPC programs in nursing homes so they can effectively implement their programs and ensure adherence to recommended practices by front-line staff. The course will include information about the core activities of an effective IPC program, with a detailed explanation of recommended IPC practices to prevent pathogen transmission and reduce healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance in nursing homes. Additionally, this course will provide helpful implementation resources (e.g., training tools, checklists, signs, and policy and procedure templates).
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Basics
This educational activity is made up of three (3) episodes (created July 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 environmental cleaning and disinfection. This series of trainings is intended to present not just the recommended infection control practices, but the science and reasoning behind them.
Ventilation, Source Control, and Hand Hygiene
This educational activity is made up of four (4) episodes (created August 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 ventilation, source control, and hand hygiene.
How COVID-19 Spreads
This educational activity is made up of five (5) episodes (created August 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 how COVID-19 spreads.

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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