- Why did you choose a career in infection prevention and control?
I have a Master’s Degree in Public Health – Medicine and a qualification of Physician. I chose the field of Infection Prevention and Control as it allows me to see Infectious diseases from a different angle, being focused on preventing disease and it’s spread. I enjoy the Epidemiology part of the work as well, seeing trends and being able to put appropriate measures into place in a timely manner.
- What advice would you give someone who is interested in an infection prevention and control career?
I would like to encourage medical professionals and anyone working in healthcare to get familiar with CBIC for the benefit of their facilities and patients/clients/residents
- What does being LTC-CIP mean to you?
Being LTC-CIP certified professional means I make confident evidence-based decisions and provide professional advice in Infection Prevention and Control.
- What was the best studying method for you when preparing for the initial certification examination?
Preparing for the exam takes time and effort of course and is rewarding and necessary. I found APIC Text very helpful.
- What advice would you give someone pursuing certification?
To someone pursuing the LTC-CIP certification I’d say they are on the right path to enhancing their skills and knowledge.
- How do you stay up-to-date on infection prevention and control practices?
I stay up-to-date with IP&C practices by attending events and lectures on the subject, communicating with regional professionals, staying up-to-date with provincial and national guidelines.
7. How has the LTC-CIP helped you grow professionally and in your career?
The LTC-CIP has helped me bring positive contribution to my team and showcase my skills and professional excellence.