Building a Culture of Safety and Prevention

Implementing a multidisciplinary approach to infection control can be powerful. Through Project Firstline, AHA offers hospitals and health systems the tools and resources needed to engage all stakeholders – from bedside nurses to administrators to environmental staff – to identify areas of improvement, commit to an action plan, monitor practices and adjust as needed.

Our Goal

Support facilitators tasked with leading IPC improvements, guide standardization and inspire everyone to understand and take ownership of the vital role they play in preventing HAIs across your organization.

 

 

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Community College Training Program

AHA is partnering with the CDC and the League for Innovation in the Community College on a new pilot program to train future health professionals to prevent and control infections through community colleges nationwide.

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Featured Resources

 
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ASHE Ventilation Guidance and Quick Guides

Project Firstline offers two new guides on proper ventilation to contain and reduce airborne contamination. One guide is designed for health care facility managers and the other is for nurse managers and clinicians.

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Ventilation Series for Clinicians

ASHE has developed videos for clinicians and engineers working in a health care setting covering important topics on ventilation.

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AHE Pathogen Match-up Tool

The AHA, in collaboration with AHE, has released a new training resource titled Pathogen Match-up Tool. This tool is designed to educate front-line health care workers on the six most common pathogens found in health care settings. Download the tool and test your knowledge today.

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Partners

Project Firstline is a collaborative between CDC and a diverse group of organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Health Research and Educational Trust, National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Council on Urban Indian Health, National Indian Health Board, National Network of Public Health Institutes.

 
 
 
 
 

COVID-19

AHA’s Updates and Resources

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Peer-to-peer

AHA’s Living Learning Network

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CDC

Additional Resources on CDC’s Project Firstline Site

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