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Project Firstline NY Providing Free Training on Infection Prevention/Control and Audit Monitoring

Project Firstline NY, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded program offered through the New York State Health Facilities Association’s (NYSHFA) Foundation for Quality Care, has partnered with a team of infection control experts to create and implement a FREE three-hour Infection Control Audit Quality Improvement Program for frontline staff in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

As part of the program, participating facilities will choose four or five frontline staff members to form a frontline team that will work with an expert to learn:

  • how to enhance team building to reduce infections and improve quality;
  • how to conduct an infection control audit using a standard audit tool;
  • how to interpret the audit results using tracking and trending techniques;
  • how to apply the Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) process to the audit findings; and
  • how to avoid citations by engaging staff in the QAPI process.

The goal of the program is to expand the knowledge of proper infection control in facilities for frontline staff. Nursing home and assisted living members interested in participating in the program can learn more and sign up here.