Dartmouth College, The Dartmouth Institute Public Health graduate student
Formerly a pediatric nurse at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, I realized to change more lives I needed to move into an Infection Prevention position. My sister, also a nurse and an infection preventionist, encouraged me to pursue the role and I have never looked back. Tracking trends and patterns, implementing best practices, and using positive reinforcement and other communication tools are a part of my every day and how I make infection prevention improvements. Pulling in the front line staff is imperative. Without their coordination and feedback, change will not happen. Personal and professional storytelling helps the staff visualize and empathize with the tasks I propose. Explaining the why is critical. I think outside the box and bring creativity to the world of infection prevention. I am currently a Public Health graduate student at Dartmouth and the 2019 President-Elect for DC Metro APIC Chapter 16.
Wednesday, June 12
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM