By Steven J. Schweon, RN, MPH, MSN, HEM, CIC
Infection Prevention Consultant, Board Certified in Infection Control
We live in a world of antibiotic-resistant infections, poor hand hygiene / vaccine compliance rates, and environmental hygiene challenges coupled with regulatory mandates to reduce infection and promote patient safety. Resultingly, every healthcare professional has a role in infection prevention. As an Infection Preventionist, my responsibility is to partner with the hospital staff and keep patients, staff, visitors, and volunteers safe from infection.
Tenets of infection prevention and control are woven into the fabric of everyday ...