Lisa Snodgrass, BN, RN, CIC is the Regional Clinical Support Partner for New Brunswick. She recently achieved an internationally recognized standard of competence in the infection prevention & control field. Lisa is now one in 6,000 infection prevention and control professionals working in hospitals, long-term care facilities, ambulatory care centers, and other healthcare settings throughout the world!
The CIC® credential is administered by the Canadian Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, which identifies healthcare professionals who have shown a mastery of knowledge in infection prevention and control.
Her certification is recognized by professional associations in infection control and is also accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
When asked why it was important for her to have this certification, Lisa said: “it demonstrates a high level of commitment to infection prevention and control, and gives me credibility when working with others in the field.”
Working towards her CIC gave her the opportunity to learn more in depth knowledge of infection control practices. “As a CIC, I now have the resources to ensure our organization is using a best practice approach to infection prevention and control and it gives me a sound foundation upon which to grow and improve our organization’s infection prevention and control program.”
The path towards certification has allowed Lisa to work with others in the field and create a network of partnerships that will be mutually beneficial.