3 Infection Control Resources Healthcare Workers Can Use Right Now

Although the COVID-19 state of emergency has ended, healthcare workers continue to encounter COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in the workplace.

That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Project Firstline provides all healthcare workers – no matter their role or educational background – the infection control training and resources they need to protect themselves, their patients, and their coworkers from infectious diseases.

Now in its third year, CDC Project Firstline includes a diverse group of more than 80 healthcare, public health, academic, and state and local partners.

In collaboration with the National Hispanic Medical Association, Salud America! is one of those partners.

Today, to support CDC Project Firstline and our partners, we’re spotlighting three readily available resources healthcare workers can use to refresh their infection control knowledge and skills

CDC Project Firstline’s ‘Where Germs Live in Healthcare’ Interactive Infographic

CDC Project Firstline knows that healthcare workers are short on time, but this shouldn’t limit access to practical and valuable infection control training.

That’s why CDC Project Firstline has developed short, easy-to-understand interactive training resources to educate healthcare teams on a variety of infection control topics.

These training resources are a great refresher on how to recognize and minimize infection control risks.

Check out this interactive infographic on where germs live in healthcare!

Interactive Learning Experiences from NNPHI

Are you more of a visual and interactive learner?

Check out these interactive learning experiences from the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), a CDC Project Firstline partner!

Dubbed “scrollytelling,” these learning experiences take healthcare workers through the basics of infection control.

Simply pick a topic, like the ones below, and scroll through the learning experience on your phone, tablet, or computer:

See all interactive learning experiences!

Washington State Department of Health Project Firstline Podcast

Have a little more time on your hands and enjoy podcasts?

Check out the Washington State Department of Health Project Firstline Podcast!

With 15 episodes that range from 10 to 20 minutes long, you’ll be sure to refresh your infection control knowledge and skills and learn something new.

Podcast episodes cover multi-drug resistant organisms, hand hygiene, and infection control in a variety of clinical settings, including assisted living, dialysis, dental, and oncology facilities.

Listen to the podcast!

What Can You Do to Promote Infection Control in Your Healthcare Setting?

Help keep yourself, your colleagues, and your patients safe from infectious disease threats by building on your infection control knowledge!

Infection control resources to use right now

To show your dedication, sign this pledge to complete an infection control training or activity through CDC’s Project Firstline!

pLedge to take the training!

You can also share infection control training opportunities with healthcare colleagues via LinkedIn with our Project Firstline social media toolkit.

use the toolkit!

You can access more information about infection prevention and control in healthcare by visiting resources from CDC Project Firstline.

Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio is working with the National Hispanic Medical Association to bring Project Firstline infection control educational content to healthcare workers, so they are equipped with the knowledge they need to protect themselves, their facilities, and their patients (Latinos and all communities) from infectious disease threats in healthcare settings.

Check out some of the articles from this partnership:

Check out some of the Latino healthcare workers who are heroes for infection control:

Learn More about Project Firstline!

Editor’s Note: This article 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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