Frontline Training

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Targeted COVID-19 Training for Frontline Nursing Home Staff and Management is a great resource for nursing home staff to put the latest information regarding infection control, COVID-19 preparedness, resident-centered care, vaccine distribution and other important topics into practice.

The User Guide and Kudos Kit were designed to help nursing home teams access the free, on-demand trainings and celebrate the staff who complete them.


User Guide

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This one-stop-shop User Guide contains everything your nursing home needs to access and complete the training. The User Guide walks you through a pre-training checklist, registration, course selection, contacts and more. Haga clic aquí para ver la versión en español.


Kudos Kit

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The Kudos Kit contains resources designed to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of your staff who take the critical step of completing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Targeted COVID-19 Training for Frontline Nursing Home Staff and Management. These items will help your nursing home teams celebrate their accomplishments internally, while also promoting them to families and community members, social media followers and local media. You can find descriptions of the different materials below, as well as instructions and ideas for use.


Press Release Template

Use this customizable template to promote your staff’s completion of the CMS Targeted COVID-19 Training for Frontline Nursing Home Staff and Management.

Instructions and ideas for use:

  1. Replace highlighted text with your nursing home or facility name and information. For example: “[Nursing Home/Facility Name]” should be modified to read, “ABC Nursing Home.”
  2. After filling in your nursing home/facility information, delete text within brackets and remove yellow highlights.
  3. Consider posting the final press release to your website and sharing it with local media and industry publications.

Printable Posters

These printable posters are designed to celebrate your staff’s commitment to infection prevention and control.

Instructions and ideas for use:

  1. Choose a poster. There are two options:
  2. Print. These posters are designed to print on standard letter paper, 8½ x 11 inches, and can be printed in color or black & white.
  3. Consider hanging the poster in your nursing home/facility in reception or common areas so visitors and residents can see your staff’s commitment to infection prevention and safe, resident-centered care.

Printable Badges

These printable badges for staff and management can be used to celebrate individual staff completion of the CMS Targeted COVID-19 Training for Frontline Nursing Home Staff and Management.

Instructions and ideas for use:

  1. Print badges on standard paper, 8½ x 11 inches. Badges are formatted to print multiple copies per page and can be printed in color or black & white.
  2. Write in the staff member’s name. Consider hanging in your nursing home/facility in a reception or common area. The badges can accompany the printable poster.

Sample Social Media Messages and Graphics  

Use these sample social media messages to promote your staff’s completion of the CMS Targeted COVID-19 Training for Frontline Nursing Home Staff and Management via your nursing home/facility social media accounts. Pair them with these graphics:

Instructions and ideas for use:

  1. Select a message and graphic for the appropriate channel – Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
  2. Modify the content as needed. Consider customizing the text with your nursing home/facility name and information.
  3. If you decide to post the press release to your website, consider including a link to the release for more information.