Welcome to Maine's Infection Prevention Forum

This is your home for the latest infection prevention courses and resources for health care and direct care workers.  

Course 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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New Training!Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)  for Long Term Care Facilities

The Maine CDC has two goals for this 45-60 minute training:

  • Provide education on reducing UTIs in long term care facilities;
  • Understand how over-prescribing antibiotics, which commonly occurs in extended-term facilities, can lead to antibiotic resistance of some bacteria, which increases the potential lethality of bacterial infections.

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A new resource from the CDC

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Check your infection control knowledge and gain valuable feedback in real time with our interactive, educational infection control resources.

HighlightAntimicrobial Stewardship Quick Links

A full page of resources, videos and training.

HighlightLead an Infection Prevention Control Training at Your Facility

Tools and Guides to help you and your facility develop a training program.

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.

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New Training! - Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) for Long Term Care Facilities

The Maine CDC has two goals for this training: Provide education on reducing UTIs in long term care facilities; Understand how over-prescribing antibiotics, which commonly occurs in extended-term facilities, can lead to antibiotic resistance of some bacteria, which increases the potential lethality of bacterial infections. This training is 45 to 60 minutes in length.

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.

Looking for Recertification for 2022:

Start Recertification Course Here

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.

Looking for 2022 Recertification?

Start Recertification Course Here

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.

Looking for 2022 Recertification?

Start Recertification Course Here

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.