Free CME-Accredited Series


Sponsored by the Connecticut & South Carolina chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics

This 6-session recorded webinar series explores infection prevention from the pediatric practice perspective and provides physicians with education, training, and practical tips on how to protect providers, staff, and patients from COVID and other infectious diseases. Webinars feature speakers, panelists, and moderators from both Connecticut and South Carolina.

You can now view these webinars and claim 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)tm for each webinar you complete.

You must register an account to take these courses.   Click the login button and register your account (on the right side of the login panel).

Scroll down to view site instructions, then go to the "Course Catalog" tab in the main menu and begin.

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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.



  • You must login and “enroll” in each course to participate and claim credit.
  • Your CME certificate will use the name and credentials in your profile. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
    • Once you have logged in, ensure that you create your profile and it is up-to-date and correct by clicking the "Edit Your Profile" button or by clicking here.
    • Make sure you set your first and last names.
    • Please add your credentials to the last name field ex: "Smith, MD." Otherwise, your certificate will list your login email address.
    • Click “Update” at the bottom of the page to save changes.
  • When you complete the video lesson, you must complete the post-test and evaluation in order to claim credit.
  • Note: a score of 100% is required to earn the CME certificate.
  • To begin any course, first make sure you click the BLUE LOGIN BUTTON and either enroll yourself or enter your login credentials from earlier sessions in this series. After you have logged in or enrolled please navigate to the course page and click the "Begin Course" button.


Ensure your personal information is correct and your credentials (MD, DO, etc.) are added to the last name field of your profile so those credentials are added to your CME certificates.

Also, make sure you complete the demographic information on your profile, so we can accurately report participation.  Your personal information will not be shared without your permission.

You will be returned to this page after you've saved your changes.

If you do not add your name and credentials to your profile, they will not appear on your certificate.

Project FirstLine Ambassadors

Leigh Bragg, MD and Richard Martinello, MD serve as the CT-AAP and SCAAP Project Firstline Ambassadors to the AAP’s Project Firstline partnership with the CDC.

Leigh Bragg, MD

Dr. Bragg graduated from the University of South Carolina-School of Medicine and completed her Pediatrics Residency at Greenville Health System.

Dr. Bragg completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at the University of Florida- Jacksonville. She is currently board certified in both General Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Disease.

Richard Martinello, MD

Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System

Dr. Martinello is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine. He is board certified in adult and pediatric infectious diseases and completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and fellowships in adult and pediatric infectious diseases and healthcare epidemiology at Yale.

Supported by an educational grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics in partnership with the CDC’s Project Firstline program, a national health care workforce infection prevention and control training collaborative.