Danko Shares Infection Prevention Expertise

Project Firstline Team exhibited at events across the state to promote infection prevention education.

With a specialized infection control certification, SDFMC Program Manager Jess Danko, MSHA, RRT, LTC-CIP, shares her expertise with those who attend. “Knowing that accurate and correct practices in infection control are being shared reassures me that my work can impact healthcare workers, their patients, and the communities they live and work in. Every month we host an office hour to cover one infection prevention topic.  Those who attend can ask questions, share best practices, and discuss opportunities and barriers in infection control practices within their facilities.”

SDFMC seeks excellence and values developing health care professionals.  The monthly office hours are evaluated to ensure attendees are learning the concepts and have a plan to put them into practice.  Providing relevant and timely topics is important and attendees encouraged to share challenges to infection control and contribute ideas for future topics.

Danko reinforced the impact, “Project Firstline education has given healthcare workers, from the environmental services crew to the providers, reminders and education on basic infection control practices and the importance of utilizing these practices every day.”

More resources and education on infection control can be found on the South Dakota Project Firstline website or on the social media channels. 

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