CDC/STRIVE Announce Free Infection Control Training Courses

CDC and STRIVE are pleased to announce the launch of the first two of 11 new infection control training courses, Hand Hygiene and Competency-Based Training. These courses are part of the new States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement (STRIVE) curriculum intended for the infection prevention team, hospital leaders, clinical educators, nurse and physician managers, environmental services managers, all patient care staff, and patient/family advisors. Additional courses will be launched over the summer.

These training courses were developed by national infection prevention experts led by the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All courses are free and offer continuing education (CE).

Access the new courses at the STRIVE training page.

The STRIVE curriculum will include over forty individual training modules grouped into 11 courses that focus on Foundational and Targeted infection prevention strategies.

Foundational Infection Prevention Strategies

  • Competency-Based Training (available now)
  • Hand Hygiene (available now)
  • Strategies for Preventing HAIs
  • Environmental Cleaning
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Patient and Family Engagement

Targeted Infection Prevention Strategies

  • Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia
  • Clostridioides difficile Infection (CDI)
  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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