On a mission to improve patient care: a course of infection prevention and control

After reading Dr. Shaloo Puri’s inspiring reflections on her journey to St. Jude, I thought about my work at the hospital. I was waiting in the international airport in Mexico City for a flight back home. It had been a busy week. I taught 25 doctors, nurses and allied health care professionals from 13 Latin American countries (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile and Argentina) how to improve care and prevent infections at their hospitals. The training is part of the St. Jude Infection Prevention and Control course, which is...

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