PDI Clinical Team Spotlight:

Meet Amanda Thornton

RN, MSN, CIC, VA-BC, Clinical Science Liaison, PDI West Region

Amanda has been in nursing for the past 25 years. She spent nine years as a direct care nurse in many clinical settings and in 2005 she entered into infection control and prevention, where she found a passion for all things related to preventing avoidable HAI’s. She became certified in infection control through the CBIC, and worked as a front line Infection Preventionist until she advanced to be the Chief Clinical Officer of a 68 bed LTAC in Denver Co.

Amanda is a clinical educator and was an instructor for the LPN and C.N.A. programs through the Unitah Basin Applied Technology College, where she taught the Med-surg, pharmacology, C.N.A. and infection control courses for students.



Certification Board of Infection Control (CBIC) – CIC
Certification Association for Vascular Access – VA – BC

Education & Contact Information

Master of Science in Nursing – Emphasis in Infection Control and Epidemiology American Sentinel University, Aurora, Colorado
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSN University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
Email: Amanda.Thornton@pdihc.com

Areas of Expertise

Infection control and prevention, Environmental disinfection, Ventilator Care, Vascular Access, Long term care, Long term acute care, Dementia care, Infection surveillance technology, Education, Leadership

Why I do what I love

When I recognized that I could touch many more lives by preventing infections through becoming a Certified Infection Preventionist, I jumped at the chance. Seeing the impact I can have with patients, families, and staff through sharing my knowledge of infection control has been a highlight of my career. Joining the team at PDI has allowed me to expand my reach even further.

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