The main focus of Infection Prevention is the prevention, management, education, and control of disease by monitoring the use of implanted devices, disinfection of patient equipment, monitoring and supporting antibiotic stewardship, promotion of hand hygiene and vaccination, and working with the Iowa Department of Public Health. Infection Prevention staff and all employees strive to ensure a healthy, safe environment for patients, as well as employees and visitors.
Public Education Resources
- The ABCs of Antibiotics
- Let’s Talk Turkey (safe food preparation)
- Cooking for Your Community (food-borne poisoning)
- Handwashing, Clean Hands Save Lives
- Be Ready! Floods, During and After
- Do You Know About Sepsis
- Eat Safe Food
- Improving Antibiotic Use
- Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers
- Pool Chemical Safety: Use
- Preventing Diarrheal Illness After a Disaster
- Stay Healthy Around Small Pets
- What You Can Do to Prevent Ringworm
Learn even more about how you and your family can remain healthy and safe by reading our periodic blog articles.
- 2nd case of AFM confirmed in Iowa: What parents need to know
- Do You Know About Sepsis?
- Cute, Fluffy and Harboring Bacteria
- Viruses or Bacteria
- Germy Gloves and Scarves, Oh My
- Sepsis: Every Second Counts
Got questions about infection prevention?
Contact Stephanie Sterner, MLS, Infection Preventionist, at (641) 842-1458.