Infection Preventionist Shares Holiday Wishlist

By on 8:19 AM

In a contributed column to Contagion, Saskia v. Popescu, MPH, MA, CIC, hospital epidemiologist and infection preventionist with Phoenix Children's Hospital, shares what she believes infection preventionists want as holiday presents from their coworkers and organizations.

Her top 10 list covers issues including:
  • sick healthcare personnel;
  • hand hygiene;
  • realistic expectations;
  • better technology;
  • improved use of personal protective equipment; and
  • recognition and appreciation.
Access the column here.

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is the founder and president of Infection Control Consulting Services LLC (ICCS). Phenelle has more than 30 years' experience providing customized comprehensive infection control and prevention services to healthcare facilities nationwide. Her services focus on assisting hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental office and oral surgery practices, doctor's offices, nursing homes and other organizations with implementing and maintaining an infection control program that: complies with The Joint Commission, AAAHC, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and other regulatory agencies; respond to situations of noncompliance; and improve the processes for reducing risk.