Roadmap for onboarding a new infection preventionist: One health care system's approach


      • Training resource created to use across multiple locations.
      • Onboarding novice Infection Preventionists during COVID-19 pandemic.
      • Solving defects in orientation through teamwork.
      Beginning a new career as a subject matter expert in Infection Prevention (IP) can be challenging. The scope of the service is broad, and the reference materials can be challenging to navigate. Ascension Wisconsin created a team to produce a tool to assist with the onboarding process. This project encompassed national roadmap literature blended with the healthcare system materials. The result was a compilation of IP resources, best practices, education resources, and internal talent a new IP can benefit from regardless of their experience. This tool was instrumental to the successful onboarding of 4 novice IPs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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