​These are the basic elements in the three-part training curriculum developed by AHCA/NCAL for Project Firstline and will be available in the coming months:

Part One: Understanding the why behind common infection control practices.

This online curriculum broken into discrete modules will present both the why as well as the how for common infection control practices that are appropriate for both clinical and non-clinical staff working in long term care facilities to be used as part of their ongoing in-services, trainings, and continuous improvement efforts.  

Part Two: Explaining Infection Prevention and Control to residents and family. This online curriculum is designed for use by residents, families, and visitors to present the appropriate what, why, and how of common infection control practices. 

Part Three: Improving consistent use of IFC in LTC. This online curriculum will train the LTCF to implement shift (peer) coaches to conduct ongoing peer-to-peer audit and feedback on common infection prevention and control practices, as well as other practices, to achieve higher rates of consistency. 

Look for the Project Firstline courses at https://educate.ahcancal.org/ in Spring 2022.