Hospital infection manager is appointed to national committee

BELLEVILLE – HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has announced that Carol Vance, infection prevention manager, been appointed to the National Education Committee for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology for a term of three years.

vance carolThe association has more than 15,000 members. Its mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection through education.

The Education Committee, which includes 12 select members, is responsible for planning, developing and implementing educational courses (e.g., webinars) and programs that address identified educational needs related to infection prevention and control.

“On behalf of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, I am honored to have been selected to serve on this national committee, which strives to improve infection prevention education by teaching current and future IPs hot to utilize best practices and data for efficiency and improved outcomes,” said Vance (left).

“We have a diverse group of infection preventionists from across the United States and Carol brings a broad range of infection prevention experience to our team, shared Lela Luper, the association’s 2016 Education Committee chair. “We are excited to have her volunteer her time and talents to further advance the mission and vision of infection prevention and control.”

Vance joined St. Elizabeth’s Infection Prevention team in October 2015 and since that time has been reinforcing best practices across the hospital.

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