Project Firstline Lead
Project Firstline is a CDC infection prevention and awareness project to educate front line workers on basic infection control practices. Cheri received her certification in infection prevention in December of 2021 and is eager to help others implement infection control education to their employees and in their facilities.
She is also certified in Nursing Case Management and is Wound Ostomy Continence nurse. She participated in the AgriSafe Nurse Scholar program and completed this training in December 2019 and was selected by AgriSafe to become South Dakota’s Total Farmer Health Coach promoting health and wellness to South Dakota agriculture producers. Cheri played a pivotal role in the development of a national Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit and was selected to serve as a technical reviewer for the national organization. She has taught numerous diabetes education classes over the years and is a Master Trainer for Better Choices, Better Health in Diabetes, Chronic Disease Management, and Pain.
Most recently, Cheri was the Quality Risk Manger and Infection Control Nurse for a critical access hospital. She is anxious to work with facilities and front-line healthcare workers on infection prevention measures to keep us all safe.