Mary Bennett, RN, Infection Preventionist, recently received her Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC®) by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC). The CIC® credential identifies healthcare professionals who have shown of knowledge in infection prevention and control. Those who have earned the CIC® credential are responsible for developing and implementing infection prevention and control measures, educating healthcare workers and the public on infection prevention, analyzing infection data to assess effectiveness of actions, and pursuing the condition of zero infections in all healthcare settings.
According to the CBIC, a healthcare professional who achieves certification supports his or her future knowledge and skills and shows a commitment to best practices in infection prevention and control as well as improved patient care. Certification also encourages individual growth and study, promotes professionalism among infection prevention and control professionals, and formally recognizes those who fulfill the rigorous requirements for certification.
The CIC® certification is held by over 5,000 infection prevention and control professionals working in hospitals, long-term care facilities, ambulatory care centers, and other healthcare settings throughout the world.
Congratulations Mary, and thank you for your continuing commitment to help keep our patients and team members safe!