Infection Control Consulting Services (ICCS) is proud to announce that its founder and president, Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, has been accepted as a member of the 2017 group of Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) fellows.
According to APIC, its fellows program "recognizes exemplary APIC members with status as a Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (FAPIC). Fellow of APIC status is a distinction of honor for infection preventionists who are not only advanced practitioners of infection prevention practice, but also leaders within the field."
To be considered for APIC fellow status, applicants must:
- be an APIC member in good standing for the last five consecutive years prior to applying;
- hold the CIC (certification in infection prevention and control) certification;
- have a bachelor's degree or higher; and
- have at least seven years of infection prevention work experience.
Applicants must also have been an author in a scientific peer-reviewed publication and demonstrate achievement in three of the four future-oriented domains of the APIC competency model.
Phenelle has more than 30 years of experience in infection prevention and control. She oversees the ICCS consulting team, which assists healthcare organizations, associations and other entities with developing, implementing and maintaining evidence-based infection prevention and control programs as well as providing on-site and virtual education and training.