DeeAnn Vaage

DeeAnn Vaage

DeeAnn Vaage, is an RN and currently the Infection Preventionist at Spencer Hospital. Dee has worked in this capacity for 20 years. She is Board Certified in Infection Prevention and Control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology. She is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and serves as the District Consultant for the Western Iowa APIC Chapter. In 2011 she was chosen as one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses and received the Dorothy A. Rasley Award as the Iowa Infection Control Practitioner of the Year. She is the mother of three sons and enjoys singing, gardening, traveling, photography and scrapbooking.

Blog/Article posts by this Author:

  • We all fight flu! Get your flu shot today. There's still time.

    Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and ones we care for from flu and its potentially serious complications. There is still time to protect against flu. With the holidays almost here, and while that means more opportunities for spreading holiday cheer, there is also more opportunity for spreading flu and other respiratory viruses.

  • Universal Masking: Simple. Effective. Necessary.

    Spencer Hospital's Infection Control Specialist, DeeAnn Vaage, discusses the effectiveness of universal masking and the use of cloth face coverings in public settings.

  • Take it From a Mom & Infection Control Nurse: Flu is No Joke

    Several years ago I saw firsthand how serious the flu can be and how helpless a mother can feel as you try to comfort your child who has influenza. The symptoms of influenza came on quickly, like “being hit by a truck,” my son stated as he came home early from football practice in mid-October.

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