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  • <i>C. difficile</i> doubles hospital readmission rates, lengths of stay

    C. difficile doubles hospital readmission rates, lengths of stay

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  • Roadmap for the Novice Infection Preventionist - now available

    Roadmap for the Novice Infection Preventionist - now available

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  • Help APIC choose a hand hygiene slogan

    APIC needs your help picking a slogan for its 2015 Infection Prevention and You campaign. 

    The goal of this year’s campaign is to help stimulate a two-way conversation between patients and healthcare providers about hand hygiene’s role in patient safety. The top slogans will be displayed on posters/buttons/fliers in healthcare facilities that could help both patients and healthcare providers feel comfortable talking about hand hygiene.

    Take our poll to pick your top three favorite slogans by May 7. 

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • APIC leaders speak out on importance of IP resources

    Both the Health Affairs blog (“How the Ebola crisis could help save 75,000 patients”) and Modern Healthcare (“Ebola focus may have hurt preparedness for other outbreaks”) featured articles recently quoting APIC leaders about the need for properly resourced infection prevention programs to effectively protect patients and healthcare workers from infection threats.

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Public Policy Updates

  • 4/22/2015

    Medicare IPPS proposed rule released

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  • 4/15/2015

    National healthcare quality report shows patient safety improvement

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  • 4/15/2015

    CDC releases toolkit to train HCWs to work in ETU settings

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