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Steven J. Schweon, RN, MPH, MSN, CIC, HEM

Coordinator, Infection Control & Prevention

St. Luke's Hospital and Hospital & Health Care Consultant


Steven J. Schweon first became interested in infectious diseases as an Army medic serving in South Korea. He was responsible for running a microbiology department that specialized in sexually transmitted diseases. He later worked on the high technology isolation ward at Ft. Detrick, Maryland, home to the book, "The Hot Zone." After being honorably discharged from the military, he graduated nursing school from Frederick Community College and later achieved a BSN degree from the University of Maryland, a MPH degree from Temple University, and a MSN degree from Drexel University. Steve has taught epidemiology to graduate students and diseases to undergraduate students.

Additionally, Steve has 14 years of experience as both a critical care nurse (CCRN) and behavioral health nurse (RN, C). He has been a seasoned infection preventionist since 1995, with board certification since 1997. Steve has acute care and long-term care clinical experience in addition to his active consulting practice. He has served on the American Journal of Infection Control and Epidemiology and RN editorial boards. He has authored/co-authored 20 articles in peer-reviewed publications and presented 17 posters at national conferences. Additionally, he has been a reviewer for the "APIC Text." He has served on the Delaware Valley (PA) APIC chapter's board of directors. He currently serves on several national APIC & SHEA committees. Steve has lectured nationally on infection prevention issues and has been interviewed on national television.

Disclosures:

Financial: Steven J. Schweon is receiving a fee for speaking at today's educational activity. He is a paid consultant for GOJO Industries and Crothall Healthcare.

Nonfinancial: Steven J. Schweon has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.