Infection Control Activities

Infection Control activities at WFBMC are comprehensive and include:

  1. infection controlSurveillance for nosocomial infections
  2. Education & orientation of new employees
  3. Patient education
  4. Outbreak/problem investigation and intervention
  5. Hand hygiene
  6. Oversight of regulatory compliance
  7. Infection reporting internally and externally
  8. Environmental assessment

Our ongoing activities include surveillance of: 

  1. ICUs for lower ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP)
  2. All units for lower primary central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)
  3. All units for lower catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  4. All hospital acquired infections involving VRE or MRSA
  5. Surgical site infections (SSI) 
  6. Clostridium difficile infections (CDI)
  7. Fungal infections in immunocompromised hosts
  8. MRSA in all newly admitted patients and high-risk patients using surveillance cultures
  9. VRE in high-risk patients using surveillance cultures
  10. Patients requiring isolation and special precautions
  11. Occupational exposures involving employees

Personnel involved in these activities include:

 

Ext

Pgr

Health System Epidemiologist & Medical Director

Werner Bischoff, MD, PhD

6.5116

7931

Chief Infection Preventionist/Director

John Stehle, PhD, CIC

6.3481

6204

Infection Preventionist

Sylvia Pegg, BSN, RN, CIC

6.5821

8682

Infection Preventionist

Debbie Brooks, BS, MT(ASCP), RN 

6.7032

9814

Infection Preventionist

Linda Roach, BSMT, CIC

6.6168

3298

Infection Preventionist

Sharon Henderson, RN, CIC

6.0736

3300

Infection Preventionist

Amy Braden, MS 

6.6171

9809 

Clinical Data Analyst

Jim Viviano, MS

3.4195

N/A

Medical Assistants

Shannon Flanner, CMA
Debra Weston, RMA

6.5502
6.5503

N/A
N/A

Hand Hygiene Monitors

Jay Scott
Ken Beaton

6.9256
6.9256

N/A
N/A

Administrative Assistant

Elizabeth Floyd 

6.3482 

N/A 

Employee Occurrences 

Employee Health 

6.4801 

N/A 

 

 
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