#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/6: Infection Control and Its Critical Role in Healthcare Settings

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Infection control saves lives, and every frontline healthcare worker plays a critical role.

To better support healthcare workers to prevent infections in health care, it is essential to equip them with the infection control knowledge they need and deserve to protect themselves and their patients from infectious disease threats, like COVID-19.

This is why CDC launched Project Firstline, an infection control training and education collaborative designed with healthcare workers, for healthcare workers.

Project Firstline intends to provide equity of understanding for all: nurses, certified nursing assistants, environmental service technicians, doctors, allied health professionals, and administrative/intake staff.

The innovative content is designed so that regardless of previous training or background, any healthcare worker can build their foundational knowledge of infection control.

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, to help healthcare workers take action for infection control and healthcare equity.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Infection Control and Its Critical Role in Healthcare Settings
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOSTS: National Hispanic Medical Association (@NHMAmd); American Academy of Pediatrics (@AmerAcadPeds), American Medical Association (@AMAEdHub); Ivy Franco, MD, Dana Farber (@IvyRadOncMD); Dr. Rossana Rosa, Associate Medical Director for Antimicrobial Stewardship And Infection Prevention at Jackson Health System (@DrRossanaRosa)
  • HASHTAG: #SaludTues

We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • What is infection control? What is its goal?
  • How can frontline healthcare workers act for infection control in their healthcare setting?
  • What are ways hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings have found success in implementing infection control?
  • How is infection control a part of healthcare equity?
  • Are there any gaps in infection control in relation to healthcare equity?

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources to explore the importance of infection control in healthcare settings!

#SaludTues is a monthly health equity tweetchat focused on health equity and the Latino population at 12p CT/1p ET on the first Tuesday of each month. #SaludTues is hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.

Editor’s Note: This tweetchat is part of a collaboration between Salud America!, the National Hispanic Medical Association, and the CDC’s Project Firstline. To find resources training materials, and other tools to bolster knowledge and practice of infection control, visit Project Firstline and view Salud America!’s infection control content.

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