COVID-19 StAT Learning Series for Hospitals

Coming Soon! 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), with input from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other stakeholders, has developed the COVID-19 StAT Learning Series for Hospitals. StAT stands for Standards, Approaches and Tactics for COVID-19 Infection Control & Prevention. This online, mobile-friendly, self-paced training is intended for hospital infection control leaders, frontline hospital staff and hospital administrators.

With the COVID-19 StAT Learning Series for Hospitals, you will find the latest tools and techniques, along with refreshed best practices for a new era of infection prevention and control. 

Each self-paced learning module is approximately 15 minutes long. Take the COVID-19 StAT Self-Assessment (coming soon!) to determine which trainings are right for you. 


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Click on any of the titles below to jump directly to the self-paced learning module. Each module must be completed in a single session to receive a certificate.

To get started, check out the learning modules user guide and please allow up to 20 minutes to complete each module.


Behavior, Behavior Change and Hand Hygiene

Audience: Facility staff and hospital leadership responsible for infection prevention and control, quality improvement and compliance programs

Description: Everyone in health care knows how to wash their hands. So why is it so hard to practice thoroughly and consistently? In this webinar hosted by Jane Brock, MD, MSPH, you’ll learn:

  • The myriad barriers to hand hygiene your teams encounter in their work
  • Ways to facilitate full compliance with hand hygiene protocols through physical and process design changes
  • How to tap into the key principals of behavior change to empower, encourage and motivate your staff to make hand hygiene second nature

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Universal PPE Best Practices & Role of a Trained Observer

Audience: Frontline staff and hospital leadership responsible for observing and ensuring protocol adherence of infection prevention and control, quality improvement and compliance programs

Description: The theory behind personal protective equipment (PPE) is simple, but working in a fast-paced, overburdened environment can cause lapses in protocol and best practices. Proper wear/​disposal and a reliable observer or buddy can minimize the chance of infection and possible outbreaks. In this webinar hosted by Brian Gardiner, BA, BSN, RN, you’ll learn:

  • Key points to remember in donning and doffing PPE
  • Ways to be a good PPE buddy
  • How to identify hazardous conditions, safety demands and stressors
  • Potential challenges with a buddy system and possible solutions

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Using the Comprehensive Hospital Pandemic Preparedness Checklist for COVID-19 

Audience: Facility staff and hospital leadership responsible for infection prevention and control programs, quality improvement and compliance

Description: It is not a matter of if, but when. Use of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC’s) pandemic preparedness checklist can help position your facility to be prepared to identify and treat cases of COVID-19, including a potential surge in cases, and how to prevent the spread of disease in your facility. In this webinar hosted by Brianna Gass, you’ll learn:

  • To apply the checklist to identify gaps in your facility processes
  • To identify training needs for facility staff by using the checklist
  • To adapt the checklist to best meet your facility’s specific needs


Infection Prevention and Control Risk Assessments for COVID-19

Audience: Facility staff and hospital leadership responsible for infection prevention and control, quality improvement and compliance programs

Description: As hospitals anticipate future COVID-19 surges, it is important to have infection control practices in place that align with CMS goals for COVID-19 prevention and control. In this webinar hosted by Meg Nugent, Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) program manager at Telligen, you’ll learn how your care team can lock in infection control processes that ensure safe, quality care that meets regulatory compliance expectations during COVID-19 surges by:

  • Understanding CMS’s infection control conditions of participation
  • Using the CMS hospital infection control worksheet as a self-assessment tool