Welcome to AMBUstat™

We are happy to announce that our site is officially up and running.  We greatly appreciate those that have been with us since the beginning and want to warmly welcome those visiting for the first time.  We believe strongly in what we are going to accomplish and know that it can’t happen without passionate ambassadors of the program like you.

This section of the website will contain routine posts relative to the cause – improving the health of our patients, clients and staff through the conscious reduction of pathogenic microorganisms.  In doing this, it will lead to better health of our loved ones, a reduction in the burden of healthcare expense, improvement of workforce readiness as well as fortification of national defense. Some posts will be quite serious and others may be a bit off-the-wall. Nevertheless, we hope that you will be inspired by them to maintain vigilance and motivate others to follow suit.

We truly hope that you will enjoy our website. There was a lot of time, energy and tears devoted to its launch, with particular attention to its scalability.  We are confident that scalability will be required for the future, considering this issue is still in its infancy. After all, “We have not yet begun to fight!”.

We are devoted to making sure that you have the tools and the support (as evidenced by our commitment to AMBUstat™ 360⁰) so that you can employ those resources to develop and maintain a sustainable program for your specific agency. Also, we ask you to report back to us with any challenges that you face and solutions that enabled you to overcome those challenges, so that they can be shared around the world with others who are in similar circumstances. We realize that it can often feel like you are the only one who is facing this overwhelming struggle. It is critical for us to understand the importance of uniting around this common cause, as it is a global issue that affects everyone, regardless of age, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status or socioeconomic status.

Obviously, this seemingly painless issue can often be quite painful. You will often stumble upon barriers involving organizational behavior (selfishness, altruism and personal values), political agendas and budget constraints, among many others. Together, we are committed to the fight and together we can overcome just about anything. Considering how exhausting the fight can be, we hope that you will visit with us frequently to be inspired, educated and (just as importantly) enjoy some lighthearted commentary.

Also, from time to time, you will have a chance to experience other personalities here, as we have extended the invitation to a big bag of the industries’ shining stars Yes, we meant ‘industries’ and not ‘industry’s’.  Although we recognize infection prevention and control (IPC) as its own industry, it is critical to understand that many of us are committed to other industries and IPC just happens to be just one item of responsibility on a what is very likely an extensive list of to-dos. Some of our guest bloggers will be the likes of Jared L. Cosper, B.S., Lic-P, EMS Director, Montgomery County Hospital District as well as Lieutenant Philip A Taurisano, Director of EMS Operations, City of Utica Fire Department.

For those committed exclusively to IPC, we welcome all of the advice that you can provide. With that, we greatly appreciate you being here with us and want to express our gratitude for your unwavering commitment to the health and welfare of those who count on you.

-Jason Thompson

About the Author

Jason Thompson has been involved in prehospital care, public health and healthcare administration since 1993 and brings an incredible passion for his advocacy concerning the assurance that all services, to the extent reasonably possible, should be provided in a space free of harmful microorganisms, furthering his commitment to helping those who are unable to help themselves.

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