An Infection Prevention and Control Training Collaborative
Project Firstline, CDC’s national training collaborative for infection prevention and control, is committed to preparing front-line health care workers and the public health workforce to protect themselves, their patients and their communities from infectious disease threats.
ASHE is pleased to contribute to this critical education and training opportunity and offer resources aimed at optimizing environments of care. Resources cover critical needs, such as ventilation and negative pressure rooms, to support to assist health care workers on both the environment side and clinical side; specifically clinicians, health care facilities managers and outside contractors and technicians.
The actions you take on how to construct and maintain a safe environment and keep key airflow components intact can make a difference in containing an outbreak and mitigating risks.
Resources on infection prevention and ventilation for clinical staff.Access >
Resources on ventilation and negative pressure rooms for health care facilities managers.Access >
Resources on ventilation and negative pressure rooms for outside contractors and technicians.Access >
Newly Released Resource
Ventilation e-Learning Course
AHA and ASHE offer a Ventilation e-Learning course to educate clinicians about proper ventilation to reduce the chances of contamination and infection in hospitals.
VIDEOS ON VENTILATION - Now Available in Spanish!
ASHE has developed videos for clinicians working in a health care setting covering important topics such as negative pressure rooms, AIIRs, room turnovers and air changes per hour, and many more! Browse all resources for clinicians and view the entire video series.
ASHE Ventilation Guidance and Quick Guides - Now Available in Spanish!
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.
ASHE Ventilation Assesment Tool
AHA and ASHE offer a new Ventilation Assessment Tool to educate clinicians about proper ventilation to reduce the chances of contamination and infection in hospitals.
Watch Videos on Ventilation
ASHE has developed videos for clinicians and engineers working in a health care setting covering important topics on ventilation.
Podcast: ASHE and AAP experts explain how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by improving ventilation in clinical settings.
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AHA Project Firstline
AHA trainings, vlogs and other resources for front line health care workers and the public health workforce.
IPC interactive tools and guidance for EVS workers.
Clinical and non-clinical staff training on communications and teamwork.
Infection Contol Training
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