In order to help you and your loved ones maintain your health, Riverton Hospital’s specialized Infection Prevention and Control team works to prevent, control, and treat infections in the hospital and throughout the community.

Our Work

  • Consult with bedside physicians about patients who have infectious diseases and make recommendations regarding their care.
  • Prevent infectious disease inside and outside of the hospital setting by promoting and consulting on vaccinations, pre-operative antibiotics, other antibiotics, and the implementation of evidence-based policies and procedures aimed at reducing hospital-acquired infections.
  • Monitor patients who have infectious diseases and those who care for them.
  • Implement procedures and educate staff about the safest and most effective way to treat patients.
  • Develop strategies and campaigns to prevent hospital-acquired infections and encourage proper safety measures at the bedside.
  • Educate healthcare workers about safety precautions such as hand-washing and appropriate use of gloves, gowns, and masks.
  • Monitor staff to ensure compliance with regulations from the Centers for Disease Control, Joint Commission, OSHA, and other regulatory agencies.

The Result

  • Patients and employees are protected.
  • Disease is prevented.
  • Medical outcomes improve.
  • Healthcare costs are reduced.