PDI Perspective Podcast: ATP Testing in Healthcare

Author: Marc-Oliver Wright, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC

Categories: Podcasts April 4, 2022


PDI’s Marc-Oliver Wright, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC, interviews Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC, FAPIC – Director, Infection Prevention Management, Integrated Clinical Services, Trinity Health, Livonia, MI in this podcast ATP Testing in Healthcare. 

In this interview, Russell and Marc discuss what ATP testing is and how it has been incorporated into the healthcare setting to date.

About the Speaker: Russell N. Olmsted

Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC, has over 38 years of experience in the fields of infection prevention and control and healthcare epidemiology. Russ serves as the Director of Infection Prevention Management for Trinity Health’s Integrated Clinical Services headquartered in Livonia, MI. Trinity Health is an integrated network of hospitals and other sites of care with locations in 22 states across the U.S.

He is involved in several activities related to infection prevention and control on a state, national, and international basis. These include a reviewer for the American Journal of Infection Control, prior service as 2011 President of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC), and prior membership in CDC’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee from 2006-2010. He is currently a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 170 Committee that oversees standard 170, Ventilation of Healthcare Facilities.


Marc-Oliver Wright MT(ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC
Marc-Oliver Wright, PDI Clinical Science Liaison Clinical Science Liaison, PDI


Marc wanted to be an epidemiologist as a teenager and was first introduced to infection prevention when he performed DNA fingerprinting of multidrug resistant organisms for research activities, surveillance and outbreak investigations while in graduate school. He became an infection preventionist, a research epidemiologist and ultimately a corporate director of infection prevention and quality for a multi-hospital system. Marc served APIC at the local and national level, has published over 50 articles and served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Infection Control for a decade.

Marc now serves as PDI’s Clinical Science Liaison (CSL), for the Central Region-14 states across the Midwest.


Phone: 608-886-4325

Company Website:Pdihc.com

Email: Marc-oliver.wright@pdihc.com


Collecting vinyl albums


University of Illinois – Chicago
Master of Science: Public Health Sciences: Epidemiology
Bachelor of Science: Clinical Laboratory Sciences

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)- MT (ASCP)
Certification Board of Infection Control (CBIC)- CIC

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc-FAPIC

Why I love what I do

I believe that infection prevention is 5% knowing what to do and 95% figuring out how to get it done. The role of the CSL at PDI is a combination of knowing the science, teaching it to others and helping them through the implementation process. There is something truly rewarding in helping multiple healthcare organizations achieve their goals of safer, better patient care.

Areas of Expertise

Human factors
Surveillance methodology
Multi-drug resistant organisms
Healthcare systems

More about Marc-Oliver Wright Less about Marc-Oliver Wright