Jaincy Samuel, RN, CIC®

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Company/Organization: Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC)

Title: Infection Control Officer

First Certified: December 2014

1. Why did you choose a career in infection prevention and control?

Infection prevention and control was my dream career. Working as an Infection Preventionist is challenging at the same time very interesting. I strongly believe an infection preventionist can make big difference in quality and safety of patients and community as well as health care workers. Having a CIC credential is an invisible crown which holds the power of incredibly vast knowledge.

2. What advice would you give someone who is interested in an infection prevention and control career?

Infection prevention and control is one of the best careers which gives you the opportunity to serve patients and community as well as health care workers.

3. What does being a CIC® mean to you?

Being a CIC® gives me confidence and satisfaction. It is symbol of competency with best scientific knowledge.

4. What was the best studying method for you when preparing for the initial certification examination?

APIC text and CIC study guide helped me to gain knowledge and pass the exam.

5. What advice would you give someone pursuing certification?

Certification not only improves competency, knowledge, and capabilities as an infection preventionist. It also enhances confidence. Strongly recommended for anyone interested in IPC.

6. How do you stay up-to-date on infection prevention and control practices?

I am member of APIC and attending infection prevention and control related conferences, and self-updating by regular reading of APIC, CDC, WHO, SHEA etc updates.

7. How has the CIC® helped you grow professionally and in your career?

CIC® gives me confidence by gaining best scientific knowledge. Being CIC® means you are competent in the field of IPC.