‘Deadly diarrhea’ rates nearly doubled in 10 years: study
Ebola resources for clinicians
What's new at APIC
APIC elections close October 20—don't wait to cast your vote!
It’s not too late to cast your vote in this year’s elections. The online elections will close at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday, October 20, 2014.
‘How Clean is Your Greeting?’ video contest
You’ve heard the hype about fist bumping being a more hygienic greeting. Enter your unique and hygienic way of greeting friends and colleagues in the Infection Prevention and You Facebook video contest. Check out the APIC staff video for inspiration.
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.
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 investigating cluster of acute neurologic illness with focal limb weakness in Colorado children
FDA allows marketing of first direct blood test for detection of yeast pathogens
HHS to hold webinar on hospital checklist for Ebola preparedness