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Project Firstline

What is Project Firstline?

 Project firstline is a Center of Disease and Control (CDC) funded initiative to provide infection prevention and control (IPC) education resources to frontline healthcare workers in a variety of settings.

Closing the gaps in infection prevention and control
The project was created to reduce the gaps in infection prevention and control (IPC) that were brought to light with the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Closing the gaps in IPC knowledge and adherence among healthcare workers requires additional training and resources to keep patients, healthcare workers, and the public safe. 

Who should be included?
Project Firstline is a collaborative effort with healthcare facilities, academia, and Division of Public Health to reduce the gaps in IPC. All healthcare workers, regardless of their role can help reduce the gaps in IPC. According to a needs assessment that was completed in 2020 in Delaware, the IPC gaps and need for further assistance was highly present in long term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and post-acute care facilities. 

Current activities in Delaware
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Conducting Point Prevalence Surveys 
Conducting Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICARs), providing feedback and guidance. 
Providing resources for infection prevention and control education.


Infection prevention and control education for health care workers
DE TRAIN is a CDC TRAIN affiliated site and is a national learning network that provides quality training opportunities including IPC and earn continue education (CME, CNE, or CEUs). This is a free service. Home - TRAIN Delaware - an affiliate of the TRAIN Learning Network powered by the Public Health Foundation
(WB4448) Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course (Web-based)
Infection Prevention Training | LTCF | CDC;
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CME/CNE: 19.75 and IACET CEU’s: 2 after course completion (ALL 23 modules, evaluation, and exam)



DPH PFL Train  the Trainer Program


CDC Project Firstline Education Material can be found at Access Educational Materials from Project Firstline | Infection Control | CDC

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) About Project Firstline | Infection Control | CDC. Retrieved from:

Project Firstline FAQ

Delaware Health and Social Services: Emergency Medical services and Preparedness DE TRAIN.

Delaware Technical Community College. Infection Control and Prevention | Delaware Technical Community College.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Lead a Project Firstline Infection Control Training | CDC;

The Joint Commission. Infection Prevention and Control | The Joint Commission.

World Health Organization. Infection prevention and control GLOBAL ( 

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