Patricia Ching's career has been shaped by a quote she heard from one of her early mentors, "Infection control saves lives." Patricia went on to enter the infection control field after 10 years of working in the Intensive Care Unit, and has been a key opinion leader in IV management since the early 1980s. In 1985, the Department of Health in Hong Kong mandated 14 government hospitals to establish an Infection Control Unit (ICU). Patricia was one of the first ICU nurses brought on board.
In addition to her many published works on infection control, she also founded a leading infection prevention association and was president of an infection control nurses' association - all while helping to inspire innovation in the IV care space.
Ling ML, Apisarnthanarak A, Jaggi N, Harrington G, Morikane K, Thu le TA, Ching P, Villanueva V, Zong Z, Jeong JS, Lee CM. APSIC guide for prevention of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI). Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2016; 5: 16. View abstract
Seto WH, Cowling BJ, Cheung CWY, Wong CYY, Ching PTY, Pittet D, Chen RCI. Impact of the first hand sanitizing relay world record on compliance with hand hygiene in a hospital. American Journal of Infection Control. 2014; 43(3): 295-197. View abstract