The Nevada AAP is proud to partner with the CDC to promote Project Firstline, the CDC’s National Training Collaborative for Healthcare Infection Prevention & Control. In addition to our local events and activities, national AAP has created a web page perfect for Nevada AAP members to view and share with staff.
Thanks to a Grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Nevada AAP Executive Director Leann McAllister attended the 2022 Nevada Health Conference in Reno to share information about our partnership with the CDC's Project Firstline.
The 2022 Nevada Health Conference features local and national authorities in the areas of Chronic Disease, Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health, and Immunization to present on topics relevant to the theme of Accelerating Health Equity in Nevada: Breaking Barriers and Creating Change.
The Nevada AAP was excited to sponsor the 2021 Nevada Health Conference hosted by Immunize Nevada. This was our message to conference attendees:
Here in Nevada, we have the power to stop infections. Together. Every frontline healthcare worker deserves to understand infection control principles and protocols and feel they can confidently apply them to protect themselves, their facility, their family, and their community. Our community.
Nevada AAP pediatricians live and work in Nevada and have dedicated their professional lives to the health of all children. Our members are concerned about a wide range of pediatric health issues in Nevada including helping all children access preventative care and vaccinations and protecting children from gun violence and from tobacco and substance addiction. Lately, though, the number one concern of our physician members is the toll the school closing has taken on the physical and mental health of students throughout Nevada.
The Nevada AAP has partnered with the CDC’s Project Firstline to empower you all, Nevada’s frontline and public healthcare workers, with the knowledge needed to stop the spread of infection, so we can safely reopen the schools for Nevada’s children.
Although physicians had to attend this event live to obtain CME, all are welcome to watch the replay to learn about utilizing the CDC's Project Firstline to Lead by Example and help to train the entire clinical staff to stop the spread of respiratory illness. After watching the video, we appreciate you completing a brief survey so that we may improve future events.
Speaker: Rutu Ezhuthachan, MD, FAAP
In this installment of Complex Pediatrics, Dr. Vanessa Slots introduces Project Firstline. This CDC initiative acts as an infection control training collaborative. With the work of Project Firstline and the American Academy of Pediatrics, this pandemic is being tackled in the best way possible.
For the Nevada AAP Monthly Walk with a Doc in January, we welcomed Chapter Member Dr. Terence McAllister who gave a brief presentation about infection control at home utilizing the CDC’s Project Firstline and then took questions live.