Brooks employees protect patients by taking the hand hygiene pledge

Submitted Photo Pictured are Lisa Maslak, right, and Theresa Schrantz, left.

Earlier in October, it was difficult not to notice activities surrounding International Infection Prevention Week at Brooks Hospital. The talented team of Lisa Maslak and Theresa Schrantz commandeered a hospital-wide commitment to preventing the spread of infection by asking staff to sign a Hand Hygiene Pledge to help keep patients, visitors, and Brooks staff free from the spread of infection. The department also hosted its annual Family Flu Clinic to ensure hospital staff and their families have an opportunity to remain up to date on yearly flu vaccinations.

Brooks’ diligent infection control team is responsible for the prevention, investigation, monitoring and reporting of the spread of diseases in our hospital and ensure that sources of infections are isolated to limit the spread of infectious organisms. Working as a unit, they conduct educational and training activities on infection control protocols and policies, and ensure all hospital staff and volunteers are up to date on health assessments and vaccinations. Both Maslak and Schrantz hold the CIC credential, which demonstrates their mastery of knowledge in infection prevention and control.