Continuing Medical Education – Infection Prevention 101 for Support Personnel

The Eastern Washington Area Health Education Center hosted a Continuing Education session titled “Infection Prevention 101 for Support Personnel” on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.  Watch it online!

This Enduring Material activity, Infection Prevention Series, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 12/01/2017. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To claim your credit, watch the video and notify Krista Loney ( to obtain your CME certificate.


Dorothy MacEachern, MS, MPH, CIC

Dorothy MacEachern holds a B.S. in Nutrition and Masters’ degrees in Epidemiology and Public Health Nutrition.  Dorothy served as an epidemiologist at the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) for 17 years, focusing on foodborne, waterborne and vector borne diseases, as well as outbreaks of other conditions. She wrote and edited a newsletter for health care providers, and created and reviewed materials and presentations for the public. She was the co-developer of an on-going outreach program to all medical facilities in Spokane County in 2001.

The program and relationships developed served her well when she transitioned to a new SRHD Infection Prevention position in early 2016.  Using the ICAR tool developed by the CDC, Dorothy conducts Infection Prevention and Control assessments in Washington, focusing on Long-Term Care Facilities and Critical Access Hospitals.  To further her knowledge, she earned her Certification in Infection Control (CIC) in September 2016.

Dorothy previously served as President, as Treasurer, and currently is a board member of APIC chapter 102.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the risks of infection present in clinic settings
  2. Identify precautionary practices to recognize and mitigate the risks of infectio
  3. Discuss the role of non-clinical staff in infection prevention in clinic setting