AMBER WOOD, MSN, RN, CNOR, CIC, FAPIC, is a senior perioperative practice specialist at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), where she has served as lead author for several AORN guidelines. Wood offers clinical information to members via the AORN Consult Line and contributes regularly to the Clinical Issues column in the AORN Journal. She is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, has served as a liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, and is a fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.


Nurses and Infection Preventionists: An Integral Partnership

October 27, 2022

Infection preventionists and perioperative nurses should collaborate to track and share infection rate data and participate in interdisciplinary workgroups to emphasize patient safety amid burnout and staffing and supply shortages.

COVID-19 Underscores Nurses’ Role in Infection Prevention

April 28, 2021

Nurses need a seat at the table when discussing PPE stockpiling and purchasing practices to share their lived experiences and help the team discover where practice deviated from plans. Infection preventionists should support the nurses in these discussions as allies.