Project Firstline CDC’s National Training Collaborative for Healthcare Infection Prevention & Control

Thank you to our funders, the AAP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for awarding the AAP-OC Chapter the opportunity to contribute to Project Firstline, a National Training Collaborative for Healthcare Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) that aims to educate all U.S. health care workers with the foundational understanding of IPC to protect the nation from infectious disease threats.

As a Project Firstline partner, the AAP serves as a virtual training center on infection prevention and control to expand and strengthen the capacity, collaboration, and coordination of pediatric health care providers during the ongoing response to COVID-19, and to improve the health of all children and their families.

Main Webpage: Project Firstline CDC’s National Training Collaborative for Healthcare Infection Prevention & Control
AAPCA1 Blog Post: Protecting People From Pathogens

Project Firstline Facilitator Toolkit

Project Firstline has developed facilitator resources that are ready for use! These materials are designed to support facilitators as they deliver training sessions and help audiences build a culture of providing safer, higher-quality care.

Facilitator and Participant Resources include a Facilitator Toolkit Guide, a Participant Booklet and Poster.

Session Plans and Slides include 5 topics with 10-minute, 20-minute and 60-minute session slides for each one. Topics include:

  • The Concept of Infection Control
  • The Basic Science of Viruses
  • How Respiratory Droplets Spread COVID-19
  • How Viruses Spread from Surfaces to People
  • How COVID-19 Spreads: A Review

Hand Hygiene Resource Web Page

This course is intended for healthcare providers and reviews key concepts including:

  • What are Standard Precautions?
  • Why is hand hygiene important?
  • Why are Standard Precautions important?
  • What are some other concerns surrounding Standard Precautions?

Launch the Hand Hygiene Course Here

CDC Project Firstline Chapter Town Hall Meeting with AAPCA3

February 17, 2021 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Zoom Meeting

02.17.21 Welcome Slides
02.17.21 Dr. Eyla Boies
02.17.21 Dr. Alvaro Galvis