MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Joy Triggs, RN, MSN, Infection Control Practitioner at City Hospital in Martinsburg, has passed the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) exam.
Certification by the CBIC is the recognized standard of competency in infection prevention and control. In order to qualify for the examination, the infection control practitioner must meet both the educational and practice requirements.
“The objectives of certification are to provide a standardized measurement of essential knowledge, encourage excellence among infection prevention and control professionals and formally recognize those who fulfill these certification requirements,” Triggs said.
Triggs holds a Master of Science in Nursing from George Mason University and has been an infection control practitioner for three years. She may now use the CIC credential after her name. Certification is for a 5-year period. Individuals who are certified are automatically eligible for re-certification every 5 years.