Infection Control Resources for Health Care Settings

As an active health care provider, you are on the frontlines, diagnosing and treating infectious diseases every day. From the COVID-19 pandemic to seasonal illness like respiratory viruses, to more antiquated diseases like the measles, our patient populations are more exposed than ever, making infection control procedures more relevant than ever.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a wide-range of resources, trainings, and outreach materials to support health care workers in implementing and improving in-clinic disease control measures. Keep your health care setting a safe environment for your team and your patients by taking advantage of these proven methods and resources.

Tackling Respiratory Viruses in a Health Care Setting

With respiratory viruses like the flu, RSV, and COVID-19 spreading in our communities, the risk for spread in our healthcare settings increases. As a healthcare worker, it’s important that you have the infection control knowledge and tools to properly take action and protect your patients, yourself, and your coworkers from getting sick.

Use this Preparedness Checklist to Ensure Safety for All:

  • Use masks and respirators to help decrease the spread of respiratory viruses.
  • Get vaccinated and encourage patients to do the same.
  • Practice physical distancing and implement screening and triage procedures.
  • Practice respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette.
  • Keep your hands clean.
  • Clean and disinfect. Make sure you read labels correctly when using disinfectants.
Tackling Respiratory Viruses

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Using Masks

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Physical Distancing

Physical Distancing

Cleaning Protocol

Cleaning Protocol

Hand Washing

Hand Washing

Air Handling

Air Handling

Take the Latest COVID-19 Infection Control Trainings

While COVID-19 may no longer be the topic of conversation among patient populations, it is still a threat to their health and well-being. By implementing appropriate infection control measures in your health care setting, you can help limit the spread of COVID-19 throughout the year.

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Project Firstline COVID-19 Infection Control Training

Work with your clinic to coordinate and host interactive COVID-19 infection control trainings with the CDC’s easy-to-follow Training Facilitator Toolkit Guide. These training sessions can be tailored to your facility and scheduled around your team’s needs.

Topics Include:

  • The basics of infection control
  • Source control
  • PPE basics
  • PPE: donning and doffing
  • Hand hygiene
  • Crisis standards of care
  • Triage and screening
  • Microbiology basics
  • Recognizing risk
  • Environment cleaning & disinfection

COVID-19 Training Videos

Watch Project Firstline’s educational videos to learn about different infection control topics, such as respiratory droplet basics and safe use of multi-dose vials.

COVID-19 Downloadable Resources

View, download, print, and post these helpful infection control guides, how-tos, and job aids to help your team prevent the spread!

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Explore Interactive Scenarios to Build Your Infection Control Knowledge

Check your infection control knowledge and gain valuable feedback in real time with the CDC’s interactive, educational infection control interactive scenarios. When you know how to recognize infection risks and understand how to apply infection control solutions you can save patient’s lives.

Interactive Scenarios Include:

  • Diarrhea Dilemma – You go to change a patient’s bed linens. When you pull back the sheets, you notice there’s diarrhea on the sheets, and some may have gotten on your hands. View Scenario
  • Where Germs Live in Healthcare – Understanding where germs live in healthcare is the first step in understanding how to stop their spread. Germs usually live in places called reservoirs, which are like natural habitats for germs. View Scenario

Download & Share Helpful Resources with Your Team

Keep infection control top-of-mind with these helpful job aids, infographics, and printable resources!

Training Toolkits

Use Project Firstline’s training toolkits to lead live, web-based training sessions with groups of healthcare workers. Help your team learn to recognize infection risks throughout their workday by teaching them where germs live and how they spread. You don’t need to be an expert to lead an infection control training, as the resources in this toolkit will help you along the way.

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