As clinical staff, patient safety is always top of mind. The resources below will build on your knowledge of why ventilation is critical to the health care environment and equip you with the essentials of what you need to know about airflow and negative pressure rooms to keep you, your patients and your colleagues safe.

 

ASHE Ventilation Guidance and Quick Guides

Project Firstline offers two new guides on proper ventilation to contain and reduce airborne contamination.

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Videos on Ventilation

ASHE has developed a series of informational videos for clinicians on infection prevention and ventilation covering multiple topics. Watch the latest videos on ventilation.

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Inside Infection Control Vlog Series

Check out the Inside Infection Control vlog series where CDC discusses critical infection control topics every frontline health care worker needs to know. The short CDC videos feature Dr. Abby Carlson, an infectious diseases doctor with experience on the frontlines of COVID-19 and a Project Firstline staffer. Additional videos are available on Facebook and YouTube.

Additional Resources

 
MDH

MDH's Methods for Temporary Negative Pressure Isolation

This guide provides guidance on environmental controls for airborne infectious disease management.

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ASHE/AAP Podcast

Podcast: ASHE and AAP experts explain how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by improving ventilation in clinical settings.

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ASHE Certification

ASHE Recommends a Certified Team

Become a leader in facility management and construction who understands the complexity of health care facilities.

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Project Firstline | CDC's National Training Collaborative for Healthcare Infection Prevention & Control

The Project Firstline program is a national training collaborative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), an AHA 501(c)(3) nonprofit subsidiary.

Want to learn more about Project Firstline? Contact ProjectFirstline@aha.org.

Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline healthcare workers and public health personnel. AHA is proud to partner with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this webpage do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

This content was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number CK20-2003). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.