CDC/STRIVE Infection Control Training

States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement (STRIVE)

The CDC/STRIVE curriculum was developed by national infection prevention experts led by the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) for CDC.

Courses address both the technical and foundational elements of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention.

Courses can be taken in any order. Each course has 1 or more modules.

All courses offer free continuing education on TCEO.

Individual modules can be used for:

  • new employee training
  • annual infection prevention training
  • periodic training
Recommended Audience
  • All Staff
  • Infection Preventionists
  • Infection Prevention and Control Team/Committee
  • Hospital Leaders
  • Clinical Educators
  • Nurse Managers
  • Physician Managers
  • Environmental Services (EVS) Managers
  • Patient and Family Advisors

Continuing Education (CE)

  • CME
  • CNE
  • CEU
  • CPH
  • CHES

To obtain CE for each course you must do the following before June 28, 2021:

  1. Complete all modules in the course
  2. Complete the Evaluation and Posttest – see instructions on 9 Simple Steps to Get Your Continuing Education (CE)
  3. Pass the posttest at 75%

Foundational Infection Prevention (IP) Strategies

Competency-based Training, Audits and Feedback - WB4220

All modules must be taken to receive CE.

Course WB4220 CE Information

Developed by national infection prevention experts, the curriculum focuses on foundational and HAI-specific prevention practices. There are 3 training modules that cover competency based training, audits and feedback.

  • CBT 101
  • CBT 102
  • CBT 103

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define competency-based training at the completion of the module set.
  2. Describe the key components of a competency- based training program for infection prevention at the completion of the module set.
  3. Describe how to design and implement audits for infection prevention practices at the completion of the module set.
  4. Describe essential components of effective feedback and strategies to deliver feedback at the completion of the module set.
  5. Describe three ways that this educational activity will improve my contribution as a team member.

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 0.9 contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1 CPH recertification credits for this program.

In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Hand Hygiene - WB4221

All modules must be taken to receive CE.

Course WB4221 CE Information

Developed by national infection prevention experts, the curriculum focuses on foundational and HAI-specific prevention practices. There are 3 training modules that cover hand hygiene:

  • HH 101
  • HH 102
  • HH 103

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Outline the importance of effective hand hygiene for protection of healthcare personnel and patients.
  2. Describe proper hand hygiene techniques and when they are indicated.
  3. Compare and contrast different hand hygiene adherence monitoring methods.
  4. Discuss the role of external and internal factors that influence hand hygiene behavior.
  5. Describes roles, responsibilities, and scope of practice as a healthcare professional team member.

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.0 contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1 CPH recertification credits for this program.

In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Strategies for Preventing HAIs - WB4223

SP 101: Strategies for Preventing HAIs pdf icon[PDF – 90 pages]
Describes the overarching socio-adaptive issues to consider when implementing quality improvement work. It provides strategies to engage senior leaders and physicians in quality improvement initiatives and highlights approaches for overcoming common barriers that arise during new initiatives and quality improvement work.

Course WB4223 CE Information

Developed by national infection prevention experts, the curriculum focuses on foundational and healthcare-associated infection (HAI)-specific prevention practices. There is one training module that covers Strategies for Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections.

  • SP 101: Strategies for Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss effective strategies used to engage clinicians and leaders in infection prevention efforts.
  2. Identify key roles and responsibilities necessary for program success.
  3. List factors that influence program sustainability.
  4. Describe the importance of interprofessional collaboration in healthcare settings.

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 0.6 contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 0.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Coming Soon

These courses will be available by late September 2019.

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – WB4225
  • Environmental Cleaning – WB4224
  • Building a Business Case for Infection Prevention – WB4227
  • Patient and Family Engagement – WB4226
  • Clostridioides difficile Infection (CDI) – WB4230
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia – WB4228
  • Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) – WB4229
  • Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) – WB4222