Project Firstline Infection Prevention and Control Training

With the continued threat of COVID-19 variants and other emerging infectious-disease risks, IPRO and the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA) are working together under a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-led project to bring critical infection-control education to frontline healthcare staff in New York State. Project Firstline is supported by Health Research Inc. (HRI), the corporation that administers funding to further public health goals of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and other entities.

Its goal is to provide innovative, engaging, and effective training on infection control protocols directly to frontline healthcare personnel and the public health workforce, building on existing training for home health aides, personal care aides, and other direct caregivers, along with a special emphasis on training frontline staff who are not required to complete mandatory infection control training for re-licensure.


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Navigating this Series | Project Firstline series is organized into six chapters, each with multiple modules available to watch at any time. Once you have completed the series you will receive a certificate of completion via email.
 
Download this Series | LMS Foundation Level Training Toolkit provides the training outline and links to the associated training presentations and videos as well as all evaluation tools that can be installed in your agency’s Learning Management System. Download our toolkit here

NOTE: TO RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION, YOU MUST SUBMIT THE FINAL FEEDBACK FORM. 
 

FAQ

Questions about your HCA Account and the LMS
 
1. How can I create an HCA account if I am a new user?
You should click here and enter your email address under 'New User' to set up your password. After doing so, you will be automatically redirected to the registration form.
 
2. What if I have an HCA account but forgot my username and/or password?
If you forgot your username and/or password, click here and then select 'forgot username' and/or 'forgot password' and follow the instructions sent to your email. If you're unsure if you already have an account, enter your email and select 'forgot password' and follow the same instructions as previously mentioned.
 
3. How do I know if i'm logged in my HCA account?
If you are not logged in, the menu item in the upper right corner will read 'LOGIN' and clicking it will direct you to the LMS's login page. If you are already logged in, this menu item will read 'MY ACCOUNT' and clicking it will reveal a dropdown menu.
 
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Questions about Registration and Cost
 
1. Where can I register? 
You can register by clicking here  after logging into or creating your HCA user account.
 
2. Do I have to be a member of HCA to create an account and to register?
No, the Project Firstline Infection Control Training is available to the general public.
 
3. How much does it cost to register?
This series is available free of charge thanks to a grant supported by Health Research Inc. (HRI), the corporation that administers funding to further public health goals of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and other entities.
 
 
Questions about the Project Firstline Training
 
1. Do I have to watch each chapter all at once?
No, you may watch the series at any time by logging back into your HCA user account.
 
2. How can I read about the key educational takeaways?
You can read about each chapter's key takeaways by clicking here.
 
3. Will I receive proof that i've taken this course after completion?
After completing this course and submitting the final feedback form, you will receive a certificate of completion via email.
 
4. Do I have to complete chapter 6 to receive my certificate of completion?
All participants are required to completed chapters 1 through 5, as well as the final feedback form, to receive their certificate of completion. Only professional nurses are required to complete chapter 6.
 
5. How long does it take to complete the project Firstline Training course?
It will take approximately 2.5 - 3 hours to complete the entire course and receive your certificate of completion.
 
 
Still need help? Email info@hcanys.org
 
 
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