Project Firstline

Project Firstline + NJHA

Project Firstline is a national training collaborative under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that engages healthcare workers in infection control. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed gaps in infection control knowledge. As a designated provider of Project Firstline training by the N.J. Department of Health, NJHA engages frontline staff across various healthcare settings to close that gap and protect our patients, residents and communities.

Current Project Firstline Education

Registration is free for all Project Firstline programs. Attendees will earn continuing education credits upon successful completion of each training. See the current webinar offerings, and use the link to register.





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Thur., April 7 (12 EDT) PPE: Gowns, Gloves, Masks, Respirators 60 mins
  • Explain one way to perform an N95 user seal check and why it is important.
  • Discuss what PPE is required based on the type of transmission-based isolation precautions.
Thur., April 14 (12 EDT) Sepsis and Immunosuppressed 30 mins
  • Define sepsis and understand its impact on the immunosuppressed.
  • Understand how to prevent sepsis in the immunosuppressed.
Thur., April 28 (12 EDT) Source Control 30 mins
  • Explain how source control keeps germs from spreading.
  • Discuss one reason why source control for COVID-19 focuses on masking.
Thur., May 5 (12 EDT) Asymptomatic Spread of COVID-19 60 mins
  • Explain how a person can be infected with SARS-CoV-2 and not feel sick but still spread to others.
  • Discuss one reason why infection control recommendations for COVID-19 such as masking are in place in healthcare settings.
Thur., May 19 (12 EDT) Ventilation 30 mins
  • Discuss why good ventilation is important for infection control in healthcare.
  • Discuss one way that ventilation works to reduce the amount of germs in the air.
Thur., May 26 (12 EDT) The Concept of Infection Control 30 mins
  • Determine basic ideas behind infection control, and how they apply to COVID-19.
  • Discuss why infection control methods reduce the spread of disease to other patients and staff in healthcare settings.
Thur., June 2 (12 EDT) Environmental Cleaning & Disinfection 60 mins
  • Describe the difference between cleaning and disinfection.
  • Discuss why it is important to follow the label instructions on a disinfectant product.
  • Identify why it’s important to keep the healthcare environment clean.
Thur., June 9 (12 EDT) Sepsis and Equity 30 mins
  • Define sepsis and the critical importance of achieving equity in care.
  • Review data demonstrating inequities in care of patients with sepsis.
  • Describe the impact of COVID-19 on the intellectually challenged.
  • Review institutional data to determine potential inequities in sepsis care.

Download a PDF of the schedule by clicking here.

More Resources

The CDC’s website provides additional resources to complement NJHA/HRET’s webinars.

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