Learn more by exploring CDC's Project Firstline factsheet, Facebook page, Twitter – or read the full Project Firstline press release. For more information, including how to participate in Project Firstline, contact Crystal Morse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health and AARP State Offices in Wyoming, Hawaii, Alaska, and Montana invite family caregivers across the West region to a free webinar series starting May 14 called, “House Calls,” which will demonstrate infection protection and other ways to keep loved ones out of the hospital.
The webinar series is free, but participants are asked to register by clicking here or here. To register for future webinars in the series, click here.
The webinar series comes out of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Project Firstline, which offers interactive infection prevention and control curriculum for healthcare and public health workforces and family caregivers across the United States. The “House Calls,” series aims to close that gap and help caregivers take better care of their loved ones residing both at home and in skilled nursing facilities.
During this series, you will learn the latest news about the COVID-19 vaccination and how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and protected from leading health experts from AARP and Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. The goal of the series is to help you take better care of your loved ones residing both at home, in nursing homes and/or in assisted living facilities.
To take part in any of these free webinars, simply click on this link or call 301-715-8592. The webinars will feature 20-40 minute demonstrations on subject matter, while allowing for questions from the live audience. For those who want to watch the presentations, but don’t plan to answer questions, check out AARP Wyoming’s Facebook page at: facebook.com/aarpwy.
The Webinar Schedule (all webinars start at 1 p.m. Mountain time and 9 a.m. in Hawaii)
About Project Firstline
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed gaps in infection prevention and control knowledge and practice in healthcare settings nationwide. The Project Firstline program includes room for townhall discussions, and tele-mentoring to ensure all workers in healthcare are empowered with knowledge and reasoning behind today’s infection control practices.
CDC has teamed up with a coalition of more than a dozen healthcare, public health, and academic partners, as well as 64 state, territorial, and local health departments through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity cooperative agreement to support development and dissemination of Project Firstline’s information. The series objectives include slowing and stopping the spread of infectious disease, by helping family caregivers understand how to keep their loved ones protected in order to reduce healthcare costs and hospital readmissions.
“We all need to know infection control basics and understand how to prevent infection during day-to-day activities and individual interactions. Infection prevention (IP) processes, procedures and tools can be used to empower all individuals within our communities to take necessary IP precautions,” says Crystal Morse of Mountain-Pacific Quality Health.
This story is provided by AARP Wyoming. Visit the AARP Wyoming page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.
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