Ebola resources for clinicians
Increase in enterovirus D68 pediatric cases reported in Midwest
What's new at APIC
AJIC Editor Elaine Larson receives New York Academy of Medicine's 'Clinical Practice Award'
Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, editor of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), and associate dean for research, Columbia University School of Nursing, was selected by the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) as the 2014 recipient of the John Stearns Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Clinical Practice. Dr. Larson, a pioneer in promoting hand hygiene for infection prevention and control, is the first nurse to receive the honor. Past recipients include Nobel Laureates and Surgeons General.
Effectively Using Data - virtual learning lab now accepting registrants
Strengthen HAI prevention and reduction metrics through competency in the application of a variety of types of data. This new, virtual instructor led class is designed to help novice IPs, ensure compliance with mandatory HAI reporting requirements and support IP readiness for board certification.
Nominate yourself, your colleague, your chapter for a 2015 APIC award
APIC’s awards and recognition programs spotlight the profession’s most distinguished and accomplished clinicians. Credibility, distinction, and prestige are just three of the benefits to being an APIC award recipient. Some award recipients also receive a complimentary registration to the Annual Conference (includes hotel accommodations and round-trip airfare).
Spare a minute—make a difference
You may have seen the op-ed from the CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden that APIC sent to all U.S. members. Your support for CDC infection prevention programs, including the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), is critical. If you have not already, please take one minute to contact Congress backing Dr. Frieden and supporting NHSN, the Prevention Epicenters, and the Detect and Protect Against Antibiotic Resistance Initiative. Congress has already heard from CDC, the media, and Washington-based organizations, but the message that matters most is yours.
Add your voice to those calling for needed investments in federal infection prevention programs.
American Journal of Infection Control—September 2014
Common infection control practices in the emergency department: A literature review
International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortiu (INICC) report, data summary of 43 countries for 2007-2012. Device-associated module
Predictors of use of infection control precautions for multiresistant gram-negative bacilli in Australian hospitals: Analysis of a national survey
Clinical effect of a multidisciplinary team approach to the initial treatment of patients with hospital-acquired bloodstream infections at a Japanese university hospital
Prevention Strategist—Summer 2014
Public Policy Updates
CDC issues infection control recommendations for enterovirus D68
CDC safety training courses available for healthcare workers responding to the Ebola outbreak
Hospira, Inc. issues recall after human hair confirmed in solution