Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Elizabeth Monsees, MSN, MBA, RN, CIC, FAPIC

University of Missouri-Columbia
PhD Student

Elizabeth Monsees, MSN, MBA, RN, CIC, Clinical Safety Officer, Children's Mercy Hospital (CMH) is certified in infection control. She facilitates hospital cause analysis processes, develops measures to evaluate institutional performance, and supports efforts to improve system reliability. She is transitioning to a new role at CMH to focus on infection prevention research, including antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP). As a PhD student at the University of Missouri – Columbia, Sinclair School of Nursing, Ms. Monsees is studying strategies to understand and enhance registered nurse involvement in ASP. In addition to facilitating a variety of patient safety initiatives, she was responsible for developing and leading an Error-Prevention course for over 7200 employees. In 2012 she taught a two week course on infection control in Cairo, Egypt which fueled her interests in global health and disease prevention strategies. In October 2015 she developed and taught an Association for the Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) course in Tel Aviv, Israel. Ms. Monsees was a co-author for the APIC Guide for Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections and an author of the Patient Safety and Quality Concepts chapters included in the APIC text, 4th Edition and the Fundamental Statistics & Epidemiology in Infection Prevention. She served on the national Education Committee for APIC and as Vice Chair of the Communications Committee. She teaches in an APIC faculty position for the Education for the Prevention of Infection (EPI®), Advance Practice Workshops, and was invited to speak on infection prevention in Cairo, Egypt September 2016.