New Free CME Series


Infection prevention protocols are ignored and forgotten not because physicians and care teams don’t care about the safety of themselves and their patients.

Compliance is suboptimal because our workflows, policies, and work cultures often undermine safety.

CT-AAP, in partnership with MA-AAP and OK-AAP, has developed a 4-part infection prevention webinar series for physician practices based on CDC’s Project Firstline. You know why you need to follow infection prevention protocols. This series focuses on strategies such as QI methods, cultures of safety, high reliability, and staff training to support your practice in implementation, compliance and sustainability of protocols.

This initiative is supported by an educational grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which in turn is funded by the CDC as part of the nationwide Project Firstline.


What is Project Firstline?

What is Project Firstline? To stop the spread of infectious disease—including COVID-19—all healthcare workers need a functional knowledge of infection prevention protocols to protect themselves, their colleagues, and patients. CDC’s Project Firstline is a collaborative of diverse healthcare and public health partners that have come together to make that happen.

Series Schedule

This four-part CME series is FREE:

  • You must enroll through this site to claim CME (Use the BLUE login button on any course page to enroll.)  Your login and password will be valid for the entire series.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE:  When you enroll, the system will send you an email to enable you to set your password.  If you do not receive this email, please check your Junk/Spam email folder.  
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Session 1: Why is infection prevention so unreliable?

Infection prevention measures are fairly standard and have not changed much over recent years, yet in many health care settings they are not consistently practiced

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Session 2: Assessing infection prevention practices in a clinical practice

How can physicians and their staff know how well infection prevention standards are being followed in their office or clinic setting? Published standards can be used to self-assess and identify gaps and improvement opportunities

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Session 3: Designing work to support infection prevention

Reliable use of infection prevention measures requires more than education – workflows must be designed to support consistency. This session will focus on strategies to design workflows in physician offices and clinics, particularly proactive approaches and use of data.

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Session 4: Monitoring and Culture

Sustaining high levels of performance, for infection prevention measures or any process, requires a learning environment. Routine use of data provides valuable learning and can be managed in simple ways. Creating a culture where everyone feels safe in speaking up, identifying issues, and asking questions is essential to success and decreases burnout.