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NCUIH’s Project ECHO Training: Explore the Respiratory System as it Relates to Infection Risk Recognition and Reservoirs in Health Care

July 12, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

ECHO Series

As a partner within the CDC’s National Training Collaborative Project Firstline, the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) has launched an open Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes). Using the Project ECHO model of “all teach, all learn”, developed by Sanjeev Arora, M.D., at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, NCUIH takes a system-based approach in this collaborative model to help Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) with the most current up to date strategies around Infection Control through Project Firstline. UIO staff will have the opportunity through this ECHO program to engage with CDC subject matter expert(s) on infection risk recognition, Body Reservoirs and Germ Spread and how this all ties into Infection Control in various healthcare settings.

Event Goal:
To provide training of risk recognition and reservoirs as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic in the healthcare setting and how to apply infection control actions to protect healthcare staff and patients and prevent outbreak situations.


  • Abigail Carlson Medical Officer, CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
  • Karen Kwok, MSN, FNP-BC, MPH, Subject Matter Expert and Lecturer


  1. Recap how germs spread from the respiratory system and cause harm.
  2. Understand specific reservoirs in healthcare as it relates to COVID-19 and what actions can be taken to prevent the spread between and among these reservoirs.
  3. Apply risk recognition strategies through case discussion and discuss where we are today with the COVID-19 pandemic.

UIO ED/CEOs, UIO Staff, IPC Champions, IPC Fellows

Event Sponsor or Co-Host:
CDC’s Project Firstline


July 12, 2022
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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