Study suggests handwashing compliance in child care facilities is insufficient
WHO releases surgical site infection guidelines
What's new at APIC
2017 EPI® Intensive courses in Reno and Atlanta now open for registration
® Intensive courses in 2017 has been announced! This novice-level course, designed for infection preventionists with 1-3 years of experience, provides intensive fundamental infection prevention training for healthcare professionals working in different practice settings.
APIC 2017 Call for Abstracts: Six weeks left
Get published! APIC 2017 Call for Abstracts closes in six weeks
APIC 2017 is an opportunity to present your research at the premier infection prevention event of the year, hosting more than 4,000 healthcare professionals from around the world. The call is open through December 15, 2016.
New “Do’s and Don’ts” of gloves flier
APIC added another flier to it's "Do's and Don'ts" infographic series with its latest: Do's and Don'ts for wearing gloves in healthcare settings. There are many types of gloves used in healthcare settings. APIC has developed this flier to help healthcare providers learn the proper ways and uses for this personal protective equipment. We encourage you to download these free fliers and share them with your healthcare facilities. Download this infographic.
International Infection Prevention Week
This year International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) is October 16–22, and the theme is “Break the Chain of Infection.” APIC wants spread the message about how the public and healthcare professionals can help “Break the Chain of Infection” in healthcare settings and in the community. Learn more!
- Register for the free webinar at 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, October 18, with the CDC featuring Dr. Benjamin Parks with an introduction from APIC President-Elect Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC.
Prevention Strategist—Fall 2016
Cover story: Break the chain of infection
- What IPs need to know about Candida auris, mcr-1, and Legionella
- Sepsis and antimicrobial stewardship
- A new definition of "contagious"
- Engaging others in infection prevention
American Journal of Infection Control—November 2016
- Health care worker hand contamination at critical moments in outpatient care settings
- Effectiveness of a multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy in the emergency department
- Predictors of Clostridium difficile infection–related mortality among older adults
- Encouraging employees to speak up to prevent infections: Opportunities to leverage quality improvement and care management processes
- Social media as a tool for antimicrobial stewardship
- Making infection prevention education interactive can enhance knowledge and improve outcomes: Results from the Targeted Infection Prevention (TIP) Study