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The Road Less Traveled: The Non-clinical IP

September 30, 2020 @ 1 pm ET | Contact Hours/CNEs: 1, IPUs: 1

As the demand for infection preventionists grows, many organizations are creating positions open to healthcare professionals with non-clinical backgrounds. This webinar will be tailored to individuals in the field with little to no formal clinical experience. It is important to be well equipped with resources and knowledgeable of partners throughout the healthcare arena in order to build and sustain a rewarding career in infection prevention.

Objectives:  

  • Review non-clinical pathways to becoming an infection preventionist
  • Identify helpful resources for navigating infection prevention in acute and long-term care
  • Review partnerships vital to continued development

Malorie Givan, MPH, CIC

Malorie Givan is the Director of Infection Prevention at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. She has worked in Infection Prevention for the last 7 years, and before that, she worked with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the Emerging Infectious Program (EIP). Malorie holds a Master of Public Health degree and has been certified in Infection Prevention since 2015.

She is proud to have traveled to Ghana to serve as a subject matter expert for Phase 1 of “Combating Infectious Diseases with Simulation and Human Factors Methodologies” program through the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, John Hopkins Hospital. She is passionate about working with staff on the prevention of CLABSI and maintaining best practices for environmental cleanliness. She also enjoys developing hospital policies with patient safety in mind, and survey readiness. She has been an active member of the APIC DC Metro Chapter for the last 3 years. She currently serves as the chapter secretary and co-chairs the Education Committee.

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