Margaret Jasinski is an Account Manager for Phigenics. She oversees accounts within the Central Florida region and creates comprehensive water management programs for her clients. Margaret enjoys discussions about public health strategies, health reform and policy, and mindful leadership.
As Public Health Professionals, it is imperative to engage with our hospital communities to ensure patient safety goals are being met at the highest standards and with best practices. The leaders at the forefront of driving this culture within healthcare are most likely Infection Preventionists (IPs), which in the past were referred to as Infection Control Professionals. The terminology shift from “control” to “prevention” indicates how this profession has evolved, and how now, more than ever, prevention aligns with proactivity and defensibility. This paradigm shift is further supported by the APIC Competency Model for Infection Preventionists, which is composed of three main pillars - Leadership and Program Management, Infection Prevention & Control, and Performance Improvement and Implementation - all related through program planning, active surveillance, monitoring, verification and validation of any patient-centered wellness initiative.