C. difficile rates highest in Northeast region, spring season
Roadmap for the Novice Infection Preventionist - now available
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Attention media: Time to get your press credentials for APIC 2015
Washington, May 5, 2015 – Nearly 5,000 healthcare professionals focused on infection prevention will gather in Nashville, Tennessee June 27-29 for the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) to discuss lessons learned from the Ebola crisis and measles outbreak, hear from leading experts, and share best practices to address emerging infection prevention and control issues. Don't miss your chance to register as press.
APIC and SHEA statement on FDA proposed rule on safety and effectiveness of healthcare antiseptic products
Washington, April 30, 2015 – The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) issued the following statement in response to release of a proposed rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relative to healthcare antiseptic products.
APIC statement in support of the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Washington, DC, March 27, 2015—Today the Administration released a comprehensive plan that identifies critical actions to be taken by key Federal departments and agencies to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria outlines steps for implementing the National Strategy on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and addressing the policy recommendations of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance.
APIC announces recipients of Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award program
Creating bridges between infection prevention and other disciplines
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces the 2015-2016 recipients of the Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award program. Two awards of up to $50,000 each were granted for a project period from January 1, 2015 to March 30, 2016.
Prevention Strategist—Spring 2015
Cover story: The Roadmap for the Novice Infection Preventionist
- The Roadmap for the Novice Infection Preventionist Open access
- Trending bugs: Measles, enterovirus D68, and norovirus
- Faculty Voices: Spotlight on education—APIC’s new Infection Prevention Academy Open access
- Infection preventionists and the art of storytelling: APIC 2015 closing plenary sneak peek Open access
American Journal of Infection Control—May 2015
- Cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces in health care: Toward an integrated framework for infection and occupational illness prevention
- Regional and seasonal variation in Clostridium difficile infections among hospitalized patients in the United States, 2001-2010
- Planning and response to Ebola virus disease: An integrated approach
- Ask, speak up, and be proactive: Empowering patient infection control to prevent health care–acquired infections
Public Policy Updates
OSHA releases respiratory protection toolkit
Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority releases 2014 annual report
APIC leads diverse coalition in support of federal HAI and antibiotic resistance prevention efforts