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Project Firstline Rhode Island is committed to creating resources that help frontline healthcare workers understand and confidently apply infection prevention and control (IPC) principles. PFL RI offers in-person and virtual trainings on a variety of IPC topics including transmission-based precautions, environmental cleaning and disinfection, and injection safety, among many others. The PFL RI team can develop and customize trainings to specific healthcare environments to meet your IPC needs.

Recorded Live Content

Project Firstline’s innovative content is designed so that — regardless of a healthcare worker’s previous training or educational background — they can understand and confidently apply the infection prevention and control principles and protocols necessary to protect themselves, their patients, their families, and community.

November 10, 2021
Transmission-Based Precaution | A Refresher Session (In Spanish)
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This Spanish language recording of an infection prevention and control live course is a collaborative education and training project by Project Firstline Rhode Island, CDC Project Firstline, and the Rhode Island community. This session’s visiting subject matter expert is Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, member of the State of Rhode Island’s COVID-19 Equity Council and associate professor emeritus of the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

November 10, 2021
Precauciones Basadas en el Mecanismo de Transmisión | Sesión de Actualización
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La grabación de este curso en vivo sobre la prevención y el control de una infección es un proyecto colaborativo de educación y capacitación de Project Firstline Rhode Island, CDC Project Firstline y la comunidad de Rhode Island. El especialista invitado en esta sesión es el Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, miembro del Consejo de Equidad ante el COVID‑19 del Estado de Rhode Island y profesor asociado emérito de la Escuela de Medicina Warren Alpert de la Universidad de Brown.

Project Firstline holds virtual town halls to provide important IPC updates to healthcare workers. These virtual discussions and Q&A sessions with CDC experts focus on changes to IPC guidance and recommendations around COVID-19 in healthcare settings.

Video Series: Inside Infection Control

Watch episodes of Project Firstline short video series on infection prevention and control

The CDC’s Dr. Abby Carlson explains the basic ideas behind infection control, how they work to prevent COVID-19, and how using infection control actions while you’re at work can protect your patients, your coworkers, your families, and your community.

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Video 8: How do you use a multidose vial? Part 1

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Video 9: What is PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)?

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Video 10: What eye protection is best for COVID-19?

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Video 11: Why are gloves reccommended for COVID-19?

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Video 12: Why are gowns recommened for COVID-19?

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Infection Control in Healthcare

Infection control is more than just policies and procedures, it’s an essential part of caring for and protecting patients. When you can understand and apply infection control actions consistently and confidently – every person, every action, every day – it saves lives.

Social Media Content

Help others learn more about recognizing infection control risks and where germs live in healthcare using our downloadable social media content. Be sure to tag Project Firstline in your posts (@CDCFirstline on Twitter and @CDCProjectFirstline on Facebook).

Where Germs Live: Environment
Where Germs Live: Environment
Where Germs Live: Body
Where Germs Live: Body
Infection Control Actions
Infection Control Actions
Devices
Sinks
Needles
Toilets
Skin
Did you know? Germs Can live in Dirt
Did you know? Germs Can live in Dirt
Did you Know? Germs Can Live in Water
Did you Know? Germs Can Live in Water
Did you know? Germs Can Live on High-Touch Surfaces
Did you know? Germs Can Live on High-Touch Surfaces
Did you know? Germs Can Live on Dry surfaces
Did you know? Germs Can Live on Dry surfaces
Did you know? Germs Can Live on Devices
Did you know? Germs Can Live on Devices
Did you know? Germs Live on the Skin
Did you know? Germs Live on the Skin

Learn More About Infection Control

Project Firstline is committed to creating resources that help frontline healthcare workers understand and confidently apply the infection control principles and protocols necessary to protect themselves, their families, and their community.

Read more at CDC.GOV/InfectionControl

Infection control resources

Training Toolkits

You don’t need to be an infection control expert to lead these trainings. The resources in this toolkit will help you along the way.

Use Project Firstline’s new training toolkits to help your team learn to recognize infection control risks throughout their workday, so they can take action to protect their patients, themselves, and their coworkers.

Session 1

Recognizing Risk Using Reservoirs Training Toolkit

Session 2

How Germs Make People Sick

Session 3

Recognizing Risk Using Reservoirs: A Review

Session 1

Introduction to Reservoirs: Where Germs Live Training Toolkit

Session 2

Healthcare Environment Reservoirs

Session 3

Body and Healthcare Environment Reservoirs: Synthesis

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We provide infection prevention and control (IPC) training and resources for workers from a wide range of education and training backgrounds.

PFL RI offers in-person and virtual trainings on a variety of infection prevention and control (IPC) topics. Trainings are tailored to specific healthcare environments and adapted to the learning needs of you and your colleagues. Fill out the form below to let us know how PFL RI can support you in all of your IPC needs.

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