Project Firstline Training Toolkit for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
How to Use This Toolkit
Training coordinators at SNF or staff at LHD may use Project Firstline materials for new staff orientations, in-services, on the spot trainings, and more. Materials can be shared in a number of ways not limited to the following:
- Play the recorded webinars for your staff
- Use the slides and corresponding scripts to engage staff in a live, interactive presentation
- Extract key messages from our material to incorporate in your organization’s existing trainings and communications for staff
- LHD or corporate entities may wish to convene jurisdiction-wide events.
Plan Your Curriculum
The Project Firstline CNA trainings consist of 8 modules, each designed to provide 30 minutes of training content with optional post-training discussion (up to 30 minutes) using the Questions and Answers files. All modules include prompt questions throughout to engage CNA in a conversation.
Training modules are stand-alone presentations. We recommend starting with Modules 1–3 as your foundation courses. Modules 4–8 highlight common tasks performed by CNA in the context of IPC practices; these may be presented in any order if needed. Each section below includes a brief description, curriculum slides with presenter notes, a link to the corresponding presentation recordings, pre- and post-training questions, poll and chat questions, questions and answers for additional discussion, and promotional material. Training materials are available in English and Spanish.