Continuous Quality Improvement

Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes

3003 - Employee Health and Infection Control: It Fits. Putting the Pieces Together

Friday, June 16
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, B 113-114

The management of each area of employee health and infection control can be overwhelming. However, both are important to the successful outcomes of your patients, the utilization of your work force, and overall success of the respective goals. If your concentration has been on the infection prevention aspect and you now find yourself needing to function in the employee health role as well, we will share our pearls of wisdom to help you manage both entities. There are many ways in which the two overlap, yet they have their own special concerns. From onboarding new employees and managing influenza vaccination programs to surveillance and management of transmittable disease and yearly training and regulatory requirements, these pieces are part of a much bigger puzzle. This program will show practitioners how a small hospital uses its limited resources to manage both programs effectively and efficiently.

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Lisa Maslak

Director of Infection Control
Brooks Memorial Hospital
Dunkirk, New York

Lisa Maslak has been an infection preventionist since 2008, with CIC since 2010. She has a strong background as a registered nurse, with 23 years in critical care, acute care, and ophthalmology. She is currently the director of infection control and employee health for two community hospitals and a consultant for an endoscopy practice. Her passion is driving process changes and sharing successes with others to help them achieve the same goals. She has been an APIC member since 2008, and has served as chapter treasurer, membership chairperson, and, most currently, president-elect.

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Theresa Schrantz

Employee Health Coordinator
Brooks Memorial Hospital
Dunkirk, New York

Theresa Schrantz is employee health coordinator at Brooks Memorial Hospital. She’s been a licensed practical nurse since 1991 and has staff nurse experience in medical surgical and ambulatory surgery departments. She’s been an employee health coordinator since 2009. She was a certified ophthalmic technician during her 15 years in an ophthalmology practice. She’s been a member of APIC since 2010 and obtained CIC in June 2015. She’s currently secretary of the APIC Greater Buffalo chapter and is a member of AOHN. She is also a member of local Department of Health Committees serving the community, as well as a Tobacco Cessation educator.

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Lela Luper

Infection Preventionist
Chickasaw Nation Department of Health, Oklahoma

Lela Luper, RN, BS, CIC, FAPIC is currently Manager of Infection Prevention and Control at the Chickasaw Nation Department of Health in Ada, OK. For seventeen years, Lela has been an infection preventionist in the rural hospital and ambulatory care setting providing her with the skills, critical thinking, and leadership abilities to promote infection prevention initiatives and patient safety. Lela has served on Member Services Committee, Branding taskforce, Annual Conference Committee, and currently serves as the Chair of Education Committee. Lela contributed to the development of the Roadmap for the Novice Infection Preventionist. She currently serves on the EPI Revision team and as faculty for the Education for the Prevention of Infection (EPI 102) course. Ms. Luper has spoken and presented at local and national APIC events as well as other local events related to the field of infection prevention and control.


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