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YOUR INFECTION PREVENTION (IP) COMPANION

About "Your IP Companion"

Your Infection Prevention (IP) Companion is a site designed for Infection Preventionists, or those interested in pursuing IP as a career, as a one-stop site for all of your IP resource needs!

 

ABOUT ME

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Benjamin D. Galvan, MLS(ASCP), CIC, CPH, is a board certified infection preventionist with a background in medical technology and clinical microbiology. After graduating from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2015 with a degree in medical laboratory science, Galvan started his career as a medical technologist in the clinical microbiology lab with Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. After 3 years in the field, Galvan transitioned into his first infection preventionist role in 2018 with the Advocate Aurora Health System and achieved initial certification in infection control in 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Galvan currently works in Tampa, Florida as an infection preventionist with Tampa General Hospital, a 1041 bed, acute-care, academic medical center, delivering world-class care. Galvan covers many areas of the hospital including the Centers for Neurology & Neurological Medicine and their 32-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, the Burn Center, the Endoscopy and Bronchoscopy Centers, the central sterile processing department, and several ambulatory care sites. Galvan also serves as the hospital's high-level disinfection committee chair, providing subject matter expertise, guidance, and oversight to the hospital's semi-critical device and flexible endoscope reprocessing program. 

In June of 2021, Galvan was awarded the inaugural Emerging Leader in Infection Prevention award for his work in performance improvement and innovation at the National APIC Conference. Galvan is currently serving on the APIC National Communications Committee and is a member of the communications committee for his local chapter, BAPIC. Galvan has also been featured in several media publications including Healthcare Purchasing News, Outpatient Surgery Magazine (AORN), Prevention Magazine, McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc, and Medscape Medical News.

Galvan is presently pursing his master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in infection control at the University of South Florida.

 
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FEATURES

Editorials, Quotes, Abstracts, and more!
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'CDS: UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLEX AND CRITICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF PROPER CLEANING, DISINFECTION, AND STERILIZATION'

CLPC Fall Seminar Series, September 2022

IP Grand Rounds, Tampa General Hospital, July 2022

Everyday Health, July 2022

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, June 2022

National APIC Conference, June 2022

Medscape Medical News, May 2022

Outpatient Surgery Magazine (AORN), Special Edition, May 2022

National APIC Conference, June 2022, Primary Author/Poster Presentation (Upcoming)

CLPC Spring Seminar Series, May 2022

‘INFECTION PREVENTION: A PROFESSIONAL PATHWAY FOR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGISTS’

LSCLS Bistate Annual Conference, Oral presentation, April 2022

Outpatient Surgery Magazine (AORN), Special Edition, April 2022

Medscape Medical News, April 2022

Healthcare Purchasing News, March 2022

Outpatient Surgery Magazine (AORN), February 2022

Prevention.com, October 2021

McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc., October 2021

APIC Announcements, June 2021

PR Newswire, Press Release, June 2021

Prevention Strategist, Summer 2021, Vol. 14 Number 2, Page 13

Featured Story, Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

National APIC Conference, June 2020, Primary Author/Poster Presentation
APIC Live Online, December 2020, Poster Presentation
American Journal of Infection Control, August 2020

2020 National APIC Conference, June 2020, Primary Author/Oral Presentation
American Journal of Infection Control, August 2020

National APIC Conference, June 2020, Primary Author/Oral Presentation
American Journal of Infection Control, August 2020

National APIC Conference, June 2019, Co-Author
American Journal of Infection Control, June 2019