Education and Training

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

Idaho Project Firstline

In collaboration with the CDC’s nationwide effort, the HAI Program is excited to announce Idaho Project Firstline. Project Firstline trainings are free, accessible, and cover a wide range of topics and learning formats. No matter your staff preference or facility type, we have a training for you!

Let us help you meet staff education requirements! Contact Idaho Project Firstline for more information on customizing your staff trainings today!

 

Learn more about CDC's Project Firstline and explore additional infection control resources
Training Opportunities

The HAI Program is excited to offer infection control education 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 both healthcare and non-healthcare workers in order to keep themselves, their patients/clients, and their communities safe. Trainings can be adapted for people of different backgrounds and professions such as schools, childcare centers, correctional facilities, and residential habilitation agencies.

Watch a video

Learn about infection control by watching Project Firstline videos. PFL videos are easily accessible at the CDC Project Firstline webpage.  

Interested in earning a certificate of completion for watching Project Firstline videos? Launch the video from TRAIN to receive a certificate and demonstrate your knowledge to your employer, colleagues, or professors. 

Access eLearning courses

Coming soon!

Project Firstline eLearning courses are developed with accessibility in mind. Upon successful completion of each eLearning course, you will earn a certificate to demonstrate your competency.

Check back soon for links to our free, self-paced courses!

Schedule an in-person or virtual training for your staff

Contact our Project Firstline team to schedule an in-person or virtual training for your staff. Trainings can be accommodated for your needs and offered in 10, 20, or 60-minute sessions on the following topics:

  • How Respiratory Droplets Spread Viruses
  • How Viruses Spread from Surfaces to People
  • Multi-Dose Vials
  • Eye Protection
  • Gloves & Gowns
  • Respirators
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Virus Strains
  • Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Source Control
  • Asymptomatic Spread of Viruses
  • Ventilation
  • What Does it Mean to Recognize A Risk?
  • How Germs Make People Sick
  • Body Reservoirs
  • Healthcare Environment Reservoirs

Need a training for a topic that's not listed above? Contact PFL@dhw.idaho.gov to request personalized trainings and resources.

Become a certified Project Firstline trainer

Contact our Project Firstline team to schedule a Project Firstline Train-the-Trainer session. After completion of the session you will have the knowledge, tools, and resources to successfully facilitate Project Firstline trainings.

Upcoming Events

Register for Project Firstline’s live-virtual trainings!

These trainings will cover foundational infection prevention topics and allow you to opportunity to ask questions in real time. Following the completion of a training, participants will receive a certificate indicating the hours and topic covered.

No events scheduled at this time

Check back monthly for calendar updates!