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Virtual Infection Prevention Train-the-Trainer Workshops


The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program and Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) conducted four virtual train-the-trainer workshops for nursing homes from May to August 2023, focused on improving infection prevention and control (IPC) practices to reduce HAIs and infection-related hospitalizations.

Below you will find links to access the:

  • Train-the-trainer recordings for all four workshop topics.
  • Office hour and Q&A session recordings.
  • Training toolkits, bundles, and resources.

The CDPH HAI Program and HSAG staff encourage nursing homes to enhance their current IPC training programs by incorporating these workshop toolkits and training materials into onboarding and annual training curriculums. For assistance, please email

CDPHESP6.pngEnhanced Standard Precautions (ESP)

Get access to CDPH ESP tools to prevent MDRO transmission, including adherence monitoring tools, interfacility transfer communication tools, signs to describe the 6 moments of ESP, readiness checklists, and training recordings.

ESP Toolkit & Resources

Train-the-Trainer Workshop Recordings (May 2023)

HSAGBundle.pngUrinary Tract Infection (UTI) Prevention

Access HSAG UTI prevention tools, including adherence monitoring tools, and a patient zone tool, risk assessment, nursing signs and symptoms assessment, action plan, posters, and recorded trainings.

Train-the-Trainer Workshop Recordings (June 2023)

PFL_CNA_ToolkitIcon.pngCertified Nursing Assistant (CNA) IPC Curriculum

Access the CDPH Project Firstline curriculum toolkit for CNAs here. 

Topics included in this curriculum:

  • Standard Precautions
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Skin, Perineal, and Urinary Catheter Care
  • Oral Care and Feeding
  • Positioning and Transferring Residents
  • Bathing and Dressing Residents
  • Nail Care and Shaving

Train-the-Trainer Workshop Recordings (July 2023)

PFL_EVS_ToolkitIcon.pngEnvironmental Services (EVS) IPC Curriculum for EVS Managers

Access the CDPH Project Firstline curriculum toolkit for EVS managers and staff here. 

Topics included in this curriculum:

  • Hand Hygiene
  • Understanding Disinfectants
  • Setting Up an EVS Cart
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting a Resident Room

Train-the-Trainer Workshop Recordings (August 2023)

Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline healthcare workers and public health personnel. The California Department of Public Health Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program is proud to partner with Project Firstline, as supported through Strengthening HAI/AR Program Capacity (SHARP) funding. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this presentation do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.