Three Rivers/Pittsburgh APIC Chapter Members Meeting

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

9:00-11:00 AM

Cumberland Woods Village

700 Cumberland Woods Drive

Allison Park, PA 15101



“CAUTI & CLABSI Prevention”

Presented by:

Marcia Ryder, PhD, MS, RN

Research Scientist

Ryder Science….medical biofilm research

Marcia Ryder PhD MS RN

Marcia Ryder’s extensive experience in nursing includes positions as Clinical Director of a Special Care Unit and a Cardiovascular/Thoracic Unit, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Nutrition Support, and Director of Nursing in Home Infusion. Dr. Ryder received her nursing diploma from the Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pa. and her Bachelor’s, Master’s (critical care nurse specialist), and Doctoral degrees from the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Ryder is currently an independent collaborative researcher and consultant in medical biofilm/healthcare related infections. She is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the use and management of vascular access devices. She has served as past-president of the Association for Vascular Access (AVA), past chair of APIC’s Scientific Research Council and a former member of the FDA’s Central Venous Catheter Working Group. Dr. Ryder was honored as the recipient of the “2007 Educator of the Year” awarded by Infection Control Today and represented AVA on the Technical Advisory Panel of the international “Joint Commission CLABSI project”. She currently chairs the AVA sponsored multi-organization Vascular Access Patient Safety Initiative (VAPSI).


“APIC Update”

Jenny Bender, RN, BSN, MPH, CPH

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