Building a Culture of Safety and Prevention
Implementing a multidisciplinary approach to infection control can be powerful. Through Project Firstline, AHA offers hospitals and health systems the tools and resources needed to engage all stakeholders – from bedside nurses to administrators to environmental staff – to identify areas of improvement, commit to an action plan, monitor practices and adjust as needed.
Support facilitators tasked with leading IPC improvements, guide standardization and inspire everyone to understand and take ownership of the vital role they play in preventing HAIs across your organization.
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Supporting Current and Future Team Members
Resources to help train future health professionals and promote connections between hospitals and learning institutions are available.
AHE has developed cleaning and disinfecting matrices for frontline EVS professionals and their supervisors. The job aids support the practice of proper cleaning and disinfection in a variety of health care settings. Available in English and 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.
Check out ASHE’s new education videos on preventing the spread of infection through proper ventilation.
Check out this Ventilation e-Learning Course to help clinicians and facility staff understand why ventilation is critical to the health care environment and ways to partner with each other to make improvements.
“It's the men and women walking through the door and into the patient's room that determine if we are a high reliable and safe organization. Knowing how to connect and communicate with that population is important. At the AHA Advancing Care Conference, featuring Project Firstline, that theme is consistent.”
Children’s Hospital Colorado
“Project Firstline is one of the great things that we have seen come out of this pandemic. It is the basic infection prevention and control skills we need at the front line to protect patient safety and to protect our health care workers.”
Tennessee Hospital Association
“I really appreciate Project Firstline and the American Hospital Association for their commitment to bringing leaders together to make positive change.”
Providence St. Joseph Hospital-Eureka
“Being from Fairbanks Alaska, it has been invaluable to have the opportunity to learn about additional resources being created that can help our movement and progression towards the best patient care possible.”
Foundation Health Partners - Tanana Valley Clinic
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.