ELC Firstline Infection Prevention and Control Training was developed to stop the spread of infectious disease threats—including COVID-19. Anyone working in a healthcare facility needs a foundational knowledge of infection control and must understand and be ready to implement infection control protocols and procedures throughout their work day, including during every patient care activity and healthcare interaction.
CDC’s Project Firstline is a collaborative of diverse healthcare and public health partners that have come together to make that happen.
Every frontline healthcare worker deserves to understand infection control principles and protocols and feel they can confidently apply them to protect themselves, their facility, their family, and their community. CDC’s new infection control training collaborative, Project Firstline, is designed to help every frontline healthcare worker gain that knowledge, confidence, and power to stop infections while working together.
MSPHI nurse educators work in consultation with MSDH Office of Epidemiology with direction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This project is a national training collaborative for healthcare infection prevention and control. Clinical Educators will promote awareness and facilitate uptake of IPC training opportunities: work with Training Subject Matter Expert and MSDH to engage in assessment activities; distribute education materials provided by the CDC as part of the broader project first line initiative; deliver CDC’s IPC curriculum (virtual and in-person as appropriate) to front-line care providers at various care facilities, including dialysis facilities. The educator will provide monthly progress reports, progress of program promotions, and attend HAI meetings. The Lead Clinical Health (LCE) will serve as the primary point of contact for the team and manage the project for MSPHI.