Name: Dr. Vivek Agnihotri
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
School: Health Professions and Natural Sciences
Office: CH 313
Education: D.N.P., William Paterson University
M.S.N., William Paterson University
A. A. S., County College of Morris
Prof Agnihotri started working as a Nursing Assistant/Patient Care Technician at Saint Clare’s Health Services. After completing his Associates in Applied Science in Nursing here at County College of Morris, he landed a job as a Critical Care Staff Nurse. In 1996, he became the Nurse Epidemiologist at the same hospital. When he earned his Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner Track) in 2001, he worked with multiple hats as a critical care staff nurse, nurse epidemiologist and as a Nurse Practitioner. In 2003, he joined the Nursing Department here at CCM. More recently, he has become a part time clinical instructor at William Paterson University.
Prof. Agnihotri promotes the significance of evidence based practice at the bedside. In 2001, he completed a study on the â€śEffect of staffing on central venous catheter related bloodstream infectionsâ€ť. During the latter half of 2002 the recommendations from the study were implemented. As a result, the central venous catheter related blood stream infections have been reported to be zero @ the institution which is the best and way below the NNIS (National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance) CDC rate. In 2014, as a part of his doctoral dissertation, Dr. Agnihotri completed a follow up study on the economic impact of IV team in lowering CLABSI. The study was presented at 7th team national DNP conference in 2014.
Professor Agnihotri has published the following articles:
- A Case Report: American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), 1999.
- Easy to use Isolation Manual: American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), 1999.
- Economic Impact of IV Team in Lowering CLABSI, DNP Conference, 2014
His Unpublished Graduate Thesis was on the â€śEffect of Staffing on Catheter Related Blood Stream Infection in ICU setting.â€ť
Prof Agnihotri immigrated to this country in 1984. He worked fulltime in K-Mart and went to school full time. Professor Agnihotriâ€™s philosophy is that, â€śpursuance of knowledge has no age limit.â€ť There is nothing â€śImpossibleâ€ť. Take the â€śimpâ€ť out of impossible and look @ impossible as Iâ€™m Possible (Squire Rushnell in When God Winks).