The year 2020 has been designated as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” a time to celebrate and honor the vast roles that nurses play in improving quality of health care, expanding research and education, and fostering community wellness. This presentation will highlight an unconventional role in the nursing profession. The speaker will share her experiences in leading several national foodborne outbreak investigations, highlighting the investigation process and discussing unique challenges investigators face. The role of the nurse including nursing implications and considerations when treating patients diagnosed with an enteric foodborne illness will also be discussed. Join us to learn more.
Mary Pomeroy, MSN, RN, CIC
Mary Pomeroy MSN, RN, CIC is an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She currently works in the Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch (ORPB) in the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED of the CDC.
In this capacity, her specific focus is working with state and federal partners to respond to multistate foodborne outbreaks caused by pathogens including Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, and E. coli. Previously, Mary worked as a Nurse Epidemiologist in the Tuberculosis Branch at Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), where she monitored and responded to tuberculosis clusters and outbreaks using surveillance and whole genome sequencing (WGS) data, supported local health departments in conducting contact investigations, developed statewide protocols for video directly observed therapy (VDOT), and conducted various statewide trainings. Mary has a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in public health from the University of Texas at Austin She holds a Certification in Infection Prevention and Control.
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