BCD: Five Regional Infection Preventionists Join the HAI Program

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Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Program

Introducing Regional Infection Preventionists (IPs)

The Wisconsin HAI Prevention Program recently added five full-time, experienced IPs to provide even more infection prevention support to each public health region, including for local health departments (LHDs) and health care facilities across settings.

Regional IPs are available to help with things like:

  • Answering infection prevention questions on a variety of topics (e.g., appropriate PPE use, environmental infection control, bloodborne pathogens, multidrug-resistant organisms, quarantine and isolation).
  • Performing infection control assessments (i.e., ICAR) of health care facilities, particularly long-term care facilities.
  • Participating in outbreak and infection control breach technical assistance.
  • Providing infection prevention and control education.

Our Regional IPs include:

Western Region: Nikki Mueller, MLS(ASCP)CM, MBA, CIC, 608-628-4464, nicole.mueller1@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Northern Region: Anna Marciniak, MT(ASCP), CIC, 608-590-2980, anna.marciniak@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Northeastern Region: Greta Beyer, MHA, BSN, RN, 608-867-4647, greta.beyer@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Southeastern Region: Aimee Mikesch, BSN, RN, 608-867-4625, aimee.mikesch@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Southern Region: Stacey Firkus, MT(ASCP), MPH, CIC, 608-867-4347, stacey.firkus@dhs.wisconsin.gov

We’re pleased to offer this additional resource statewide and look forward to assisting you with your infection prevention support needs.