Noland Director of Infection Control a National Hero

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 @ 5:14PM

Beverly Vickery was awarded the Heroes of Infection Prevention Award-Process and Systems Development by the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) at the national meeting in June of 2015.

Beverly Vickery is passionate about helping people across disciplines understand the importance of infection prevention and control. Her efforts have resulted in a reduction in infection rates at Noland Health Services. Over the past eight years as the Director of Infection Control and Prevention at Noland Health Services, Beverly Vickery has worked diligently to provide data and guidance to patients, staff and administration. Beverly also focused on coalition-building with patients’ families. She established Family Infection Control Contracts, which identifies a lead family member on admission who is responsible for encouraging other family members to comply with infection prevention protocols. Leveraging these relationships, Beverly and her team have successfully impacted Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections “CAUTI”— with the engagement of professionals across the patient care team, they replaced bed basins with basin-less baths to assist in reduced infection rates. Her efforts have also resulted in a reduced ventilator-associated pneumonia infection “VAP” rate as well as a reduction in central line-associated bloodstream “CLASBI” infection rate.

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