Education and Resources

The Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Program aims to reduce preventable infections across Idaho by offering free and accessible education on infection control principles.

The HAI Program offers infection control educational resources for a variety of audiences and topics to reduce the risk of infections for individuals receiving care in Idaho. Infection control education is essential for healthcare workers in order to keep themselves, their patients, their residents and their communities safe. 


Upcoming Events


Join the HAI Program for a 30-minute monthly virtual meeting to hear the latest infection control recommendations and ask questions. This free event is hosted by an infection control nurse. 

Infection Prevention Office Hours are held via WebEx; please click a link below to attend:

  • Assisted Living - the first Tuesday of each month, 1 - 1:30 p.m. MT through December 2023 
  • Skilled Nursing  - the first Tuesday of each month, 2 - 2:30 p.m. MT through December 2023
  • Intermediate Care - the first Tuesday of each month, 11 - 11:30 a.m. MT through December 2023

Questions? Please call 208-334-5871 or email for more information. 



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Explore CDC's Project Firstline infection control resources

Available trainings and resources by Facility Type:

Assisted Living and Intermediate Care Facilities

Administrator Resource Guide

Residential Care Facility Administrators Resource Guide 

Cleaning and Disinfection

Training video: Cleaning and Disinfection for Residential Care Administrators (7 minute video)

Training video: Cleaning and Disinfection for Residential Care Staff (4 minute video)

Cleaning and Disinfection Education for Administrators (PowerPoint presentation)

Cleaning and Disinfection Presentation for Staff Trainings (PowerPoint presentation)

Knowledge Test: Cleaning and Disinfection 

Resource Packet: Cleaning and Disinfection

Hand Hygiene

Hand Hygiene Education for Administrators (PowerPoint Presentation)

Hand Hygiene Presentation for Staff Trainings (PowerPoint Presentation)

Knowledge Test: Hand Hygiene 

Resource Packet: Hand Hygiene

Medication Assistance 

Medication Assistance Education for Residential Care Staff  (PowerPoint Presentation)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPE Education for Residential Care Administrators (PowerPoint Presentation) 

PPE Presentation for Staff Trainings (PowerPoint Presentation)

Knowledge Test: PPE

Resource Packet: PPE

Important Respiratory Information

Respiratory Protection Fact Sheet

Standard Precautions

Standard Precautions Education for Residential Care Administrators (Coming Soon!)

Standard Precautions Presentation for Staff Trainings  (PowerPoint Presentation)

Knowledge Test: Standard Precautions

Resource Packet: Standard Precautions

Understanding Nurse Delegation

Understanding Nurse Delegation Education for Residential Care Administrators  (PowerPoint Presentation)


Childcare Facilities
Dental Facilities
General Education for Healthcare and Residential Care Staff

Learn about infection control in healthcare settings by watching the following YouTube videos. 

Cleaning and Disinfection (20 minutes)

Foodborne Illness (13 minutes)

Hand Hygiene (11 minutes)

Injection Safety (5 minutes)

Personal Protective Equipment (18 minutes)

Standard Precautions (10 minutes)

What are multidrug resistant organisms or MDROs? (7 minutes)

What is Antimicrobial Stewardship? (7 minutes)

Wound Care (8 minutes)


Skilled Nursing Facilities

Cleaning Roles and Responsibilities

EVS Surveillance Tool

Gastrointestinal Infection Containment Checklist (Coming Soon)

IP Tracking Tools for Resource Toolkit

Kitchen Surveillance Tool 

Laundry Surveillance Tool

Novice Infection Preventionists Toolkit

Respiratory Infection Containment Checklist (Coming Soon)


Antibiotic Resistance and MDRO Resources for Healthcare facilities
Patient Education (English and Spanish)


Antibiotic Resistance Trifold Brochure (English) (Spanish)

Antibiotic Resistance Patient FAQs  (English

Antibiotic Stewardship Trifold Brochure (English) (Spanish)

Can I Feel Better Without Antibiotics? (English) (Spanish)

Do I Need Antibiotics? (English) (Spanish)

Never Use Leftover Antibiotics Poster (English) (Spanish)

Take Antibiotics as Prescribed Poster (English) (Spanish)

What is an MDRO? (English)

What is the Right Way to Take Antibiotics (English) (Spanish)

Why Does Antibiotic Use Matter (English) (Spanish)

Coloring Sheet Packets

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