Helping Healthcare Workers with Infection Control

Learn about Project Firstline!

Healthcare workers, use CDC’s Project Firstline to protect yourselves, your colleagues, and your patients from infectious disease!

CDC launched Project Firstline, a training and education collaborative designed to ensure all healthcare workers, no matter their role or educational background, have the infection control knowledge and understanding they need and deserve to protect themselves, their patients, and their coworkers.

Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio is working with the National Hispanic Medical Association to bring Project Firstline content to frontline healthcare workers.

Project Firstline creates resources, including videos and shareable images, web buttons, posters, and print materials. They also have facilitator toolkits to help workers lead trainings even if they are not an infection control expert.

“Healthcare teams in hospitals, nursing homes, and other care settings are the front lines against the spread of infection,” said Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio. “CDC’s Project Firstline is bolstering those efforts by developing evidence-based tools that can be delivered in a variety of ways to make infection control learning convenient and accessible for busy healthcare staff.”

Infection Control Resources from Project Firstline

What Is Project Firstline?

The CDC’s Project Firstline is a training and education collaborative designed to ensure all healthcare workers, no matter their role or educational background, have the infection control knowledge and understanding they need and deserve to protect themselves, their patients, and their coworkers.

Why Is Infection Control So Important in Healthcare Settings?

Infection control in healthcare settings is important to prevent people from getting sick. The best practices for infection control in healthcare can protect healthcare workers and their patients from infections while in a healthcare setting.

The Surprising Difference Between Cleaning and Disinfection

Cleaning and disinfection are both important for preventing infections from spreading in healthcare settings.

But cleaning is not the same as disinfection!

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