TC nurse garners national recognition

TUBA CITY -- Tuba City Regional Healthcare Corp.'s (TCRHCC) Infection Control Nurse, Deborah Farrell, has received recognition from the national level for her outstanding work in contributing to the best practices of infection prevention and control at the hospital.

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Edidemiology (APIC) is a inter-disciplinary voluntary international organization based in Washington, D.C., which seeks to influence and improve the practice and management of infection control.

APIC sought out a call for heroes, and Farrell was one of the 12 selected by her peers to receive the APIC's 2006 Heroes Of Infection Prevention Award.

Farrell attributes the success of the Infection Control Program to the outstanding level of involvement by all staff at TCRHCC, especially the front line caregivers.

She has made a difference with the infection prevention processes "nosocomial (in hospital) infection Control," through systems improvement, patient safety education at TCRHCC and promoting community awareness through intensive care education.

Farrell will be featured in the upcoming APIC 2006 calendar sponsored by the Heroes of Infection Prevention Grant and will be recognized for her achievements at the 2006 Annual (APIC) conference in Tampa, Fla.

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