Barbara DeBaun


  • Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) – Pace University, Pleasantville, NY
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA


  • Certified Infection Control Practitioner (CIC)
  • TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer

Honors and Awards:

  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Infection Control Today “Educator of the Year” (2008)

Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • Co-Moderator for APIC’s Clostridium difficile Educational and Consensus Conference, Baltimore, MD
  • Panelist for Safe in Common Needlestick and Sharps Safety Event webinar
  • ‘On the Air’ Interviewee for Stephen Lovell radio show called, ‘The Good Life Made Better’
  • Keynote Speaker for Inland Northwest APIC Annual meeting
  • Keynote Speaker for Pennsylvania Patient Safety & Quality Symposium in Lancaster, PA
  • Moderator for the Annual Conference “Simulation Session: Collaboration Between the Perioperative Nurse and Infection Preventionists”

Committees (Past/Present):

  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Member, past elected Member of Board of Directors, and Membership Director (SFBA Chapter)
  • Past Chair of the APIC Annual Conference Committee and Abstract Committee
  • Member APIC Abstract Task Force
  • Member of APIC’s Task Force on Ebola (October 2014, 2015).
  • Member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Standing Committee on Personal Protective Equipment for Workplace Safety and Committee on the Respiratory Curriculum for Occupational Health Nursing Programs
  • APIC Liaison, Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)
  • Member Regional Advisory Committee, Training for Development of Innovative Technology Project
  • Member Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
  • Member Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)

Recent Publications/Reviews:

  • Reviewed the 2013 APIC Implementation Guide to Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections
  • Expert review panel for AHRQ “Closing the Quality Gap: Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections”
  • A Call to Safety: Why current safety devices are not solving the needlestick issue.  MedPro Safety Products White Paper, Oct 2012
  • Reviewed the Report: Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 2008
  • Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Properties of an Alcohol-free 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Solution AORN Journal, May 2008
  • Safety Syringes: Is Your Institution Stuck in the Stone Age? Infection Control Today, July 2007
  • Infection Control 2006: Is it something in the air? Nurses Digest, Aug 2006
  • Sharps Containers: to reuse or not to reuse; that is the question Infection Control Resource, July 2006
  • Transmission of Infection with Multi-dose Vials Infection Control Resource, Sept 2005

Past Work:

  • Ajunct Faculty, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, California, 2010-present
  • BEACON Bay Area Patient Safety Collaborative – Improvement Advisor
  • Director of Patient Safety and Infection Prevention, California Pacific Medical Center San Francisco
  • Infection Control Director, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Infection Control Coordinator, St Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco, California
  • Infection Control Nurse, Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Bronx, NY