by Debbie Dahl, MSN, RN, CIC, Infection Prevention and Control Manager – OKC Indian Clinic
Infection Prevention is more than just hand hygiene, covering your cough or getting a flu/COVID-19 vaccine. Infection Preventionist save lives every day by working within all disciplines throughout health care settings to keep you healthy.
You may know us as Infection Control, but we changed our name in 2008 to more clearly define our practice. (story continues below)
The Epidemiologists and Preventionists in Infection Control (EPIC) organization began in 1974 in Oklahoma City. The organization works to provide a collective voice for epidemiologists and preventionists for whom infection prevention issues relate to improving quality patient care and promoting patient safety.
Oklahoma EPIC members are nurses, physicians, public health professionals, epidemiologists, microbiologists, pharmacists or medical technologists. The EPIC educational meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month.
Every November, EPIC hosts the “Oklahoma Educational Conference on Infection Prevention” where guest speakers are brought in from around the country for a full day of learning.
This is our 41st annual conference and we are pleased to have presentations on “ICRA Awareness”, “IP Program Standards”, “Mental Health for Healthcare Workers” and an “Overview of Infectious Diseases in Oklahoma”.
The conference will be held on November 3, 2023 at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City. The conference includes 6 hours of CEU’s, networking, and exhibitors with current supplies (products utilizing best practices) to prevent the spread of infections.
Registration for the conference is now open. For more information, please contact Tandy Warren, President HERE: or Debbie Dahl, Treasure [email protected] 405.623.9888