Christine Bingman, DNP RN CIC
Patient Safety Authority
Christine Bingman is an Infection Preventionist for the Patient Safety Authority (PSA). In this role, she is responsible for education and outreach for Infection Preventionists at all levels of healthcare. Christine has clinical infection prevention experience as an infection preventionist, manager of infection prevention for a large health system as well as a director of infection prevention in acute care, behavioral health, long-term care, hospital-based clinics, ambulatory surgical sites and long-term acute care facilities. Her clinical experiences enable her to assist others in setting priorities for patient safety and to serve as a content expert in developing infection prevention strategies and solutions for our healthcare partners.
Christine graduated with honors from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Chatham University followed by a Doctor of Nursing Practice with a focus in leadership, environmental safety and epidemiology. She is board certified in Infection Control and Epidemiology (CIC) and an active member of Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) nationally and through her local Northwestern PA Chapter.
Title: Providing Safe Patient Care in a Fast-Paced Environment
- Describe the chain of transmission, patient zone and high-touch surfaces
- Define non-critical and critical patient care equipment and how they can lead to infection
- Discuss evidence-based best practices for minimizing risk of infection from non-critical patient care items