Welcome to the Maine Infection Prevention Forum

Your home for the latest infection prevention online learning modules for health care and direct care workers. 

Content developed by the State of Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) and the Federal CDC as part of their Project Firstline Initiative. Additional content and funding provided by the State of Maine’s Maine Quality Forum (MQF) and the University of Southern Maine.

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Infection Prevention Training Categories

Maine Infection Prevention Academy
Core Training

This 8-hour course provides instruction on the use of standard precautions, droplet and airborne precautions, and when to use each.
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Maine Infection Prevention Academy Elective Trainings

These 3 courses are meant to extend the learning of the Core Infection Prevention Academy Core course.

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COVID-19 Focused Education from the Maine CDC

The Maine CDC has put out a series of videos and documents to address Maine's specific response to COVID-19.

Immediate access / No Certificates

Project Firstline Infection Prevention 101 Core Training

View these module to learn the basic ideas behind infection control, how they work to prevent COVID-19

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Project Firstline Infection Prevention Additional Videos

View these additional videos' to see how using infection control actions while you’re at work can protect you , your patients, and your coworkers.
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Highlighted Education Modules

Core Infection Preventionist Training Program

This 8-hour course provides instruction on the use of standard precautions, droplet and airborne precautions, and when to use each. It will demonstrate proper hand hygiene and provide information about employing personal protective equipment for infection prevention. Additionally, it will discuss safe handling of potentially contaminated equipment or surfaces in the resident environment.
This course is recommended for infection preventionists, nurses, directors of nursing, and others in extended care facilities involved in the prevention and control of infection.

Biological Hazards

This 1.5 hour module, developed in March 2017, covers OSHA regulation topics for Biological Hazards in extended care facilities. This course is recommended for all facility staff. Need to be recertified for? If so, please use this version.

Bloodborne Pathogens for Clinical Staff

This 1.5 hour module, developed in December 2016, covers OSHA regulation topics for Bloodborne Pathogens for staff who are involved in direct patient care. This course is recommended for nursing staff, nursing assistants, and management staff. Need to be recertified for? If so, please use this version.

Bloodborne Pathogens for Non-Clinical Staff

This 1.5 hour module, developed in December 2016, covers OSHA regulation topics related to Bloodborne Pathogens for Non-Clinical Staff. This course is recommended for laundry, housekeeping, maintenance, dietary, and office staff, as well as volunteers. Need to be recertified for? If so, please use this version.