CDC/STRIVE Training Introduces Additional Infection Control Courses

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

Environmental Cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment courses are the latest in a series of 11 new infection control training courses. These courses are part of the new States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement (STRIVE) curriculum.  The 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).

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 are free and offer continuing education (CE).

Individual modules can be used for:

  • new employee training
  • annual infection prevention training
  • periodic training

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In addition to the above 2 new courses, current courses include:

These courses will be available by late September 2019:

  • Building a Business Case for Infection Prevention
  • Patient and Family Engagement
  • Clostridioides difficile Infection (CDI)
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia
  • Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI)
  • Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)

These training courses are very informative and well worth the time for you and your staff!  They also lend themselves to improving your infection prevention and control program (FYI: F880 remains the #1 most cited deficiency in LTC settings; F882 speaks to Infection Preventionist which is being implemented as of November 28, 2019 in the roll-out of Phase 3 Requirements of Participation). While you’re on the curriculum webpage (hyperlink provided in the first paragraph of this blog), sign up for email updates to the series.