CDC/STRIVE Infection Control Training

States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement (STRIVE)

Contact

DHQP Training Team:
DHQPtraining@cdc.gov

TCEO Team:
ce@cdc.gov

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

To obtain CE for each course you must do the following:

  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.

Environmental Cleaning - WB4224

All modules must be taken to receive CE.

Course WB4224 CE Information

Developed by national infection prevention experts, the curriculum focuses on foundational and targeted infection prevention practices. There are3 training modules that cover Environmental Cleaning.

  • EC 101: Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection: Principles of Infection Transmission and the Role of the Environment
  • EC 102: Cleaning and Disinfection Strategies for Non-Critical Surfaces and Equipment
  • EC 103: Using a Quality Improvement Approach to Improve Environmental Cleaning Practices

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

  • Describe the significance of microbial contamination of the healthcare environment
  • Describe appropriate cleaning and disinfection practices in healthcare settings
  • Explain special circumstances that may require heightened disinfection
  • Describe components of an effective competency-based training program for environmental services staff
  • Discuss auditing strategies to measure effectiveness of cleaning practices
  • Describe my role, responsibilities, and scope of practice 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 1.25 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 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 1.0 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.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - WB4225

All modules must be taken to receive CE.

Course WB4225 CE Information

Developed by national infection prevention experts, the curriculum focuses on foundational and targeted infection prevention practices. Four training modules cover Personal Protective Equipment.

  • PPE 101: The Basics of Standard Precautions
  • PPE 102: Transmission-Based Precautions
  • PPE 103: Personal Protective Equipment: Training Frontline Health Care Professionals
  • PPE 104: Auditing and Feedback of PPE Use

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

  1. Describe the role of PPE in preventing disease transmission.
  2. Describe how Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions are applied in a clinical setting.
  3. Identify ways to engage staff in PPE education and training.
  4. Describe how auditing and feedback can be used to improve staff performance.
  5. Describe how interprofessional collaboration in applying PPE aids in prevention of disease transmission.

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 1.2 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 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.

Patient and Family Engagement – WB4226

 

Course WB4226 CE Information

Program Description:

Developed by national infection prevention experts, the curriculum focuses on foundational and targeted infection prevention practices. There is one training module that covers Patient and Family Engagement.

  • PFE 101: Engaging Patients and Families in Infection Prevention
    Explains the elements of patient and family engagement and how patients and families can be active partners in developing, implementing and evaluating programs and services.  Highlights key strategies that can be used to ensure patient and family engagement in hospital’s infection prevention efforts.

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

  1. Describe the core concepts of patient and family engagement
  2. List strategies to overcome barriers to patient engagement
  3. Identify ways to apply patient and family engagement principles in your hospital’s infection prevention efforts
  4. Identify two key strategies for improving interprofessional care for patient and family engagement.

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.

Building a Business Case for Infection Prevention – WB4227

 

All modules must be taken to receive CE.

Course WB4227 CE Information

Program Description:

Developed by national infection prevention experts, the curriculum focuses on foundational and targeted infection prevention practices. There are two training modules that covers Building a Business Case for Infection Prevention.

  • BC 101: Creating a Business Case for Infection Prevention
    Provides an overview of the benefits and reasons for developing a business case, provide a description of what makes up an effective business case and highlight useful tools and resources.
  • BC 102: Tools and Resources to Help Create a Business Case for Infection Prevention
    Provides a number of ideas and recommendations for presenting the infection prevention business case to senior leaders and to get buy-in to sustain or expand infection prevention work.

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

  1. Describe the rationale for developing a business case for infection prevention
  2. Describe key elements that make an effective business case
  3. Identify resources that can be used to help develop a business case
  4. Describe strategies to use when presenting a business case for infection prevention
  5. Describe two 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 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  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.

  • 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