What's new at APIC
Infection preventionist blog from Sierra Leone
APIC Communications Committee Chair Carol McLay, DrPH, RN, CIC, is currently volunteering in Sierra Leone to assist in the Ebola infection prevention and control effort. She has started a blog to document her experience there. Read it here.
APIC opposes mandatory quarantines for healthcare personnel returning from Ebola care in West Africa
APIC issued a media statement in which it opposed mandatory quarantines that have been imposed by three states for healthcare workers returning from Ebola care in West Africa.
APIC 2014 Annual Business Meeting goes virtual - November 19
Join the APIC Board of Directors on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. (ET) for APIC’s Annual Business Meeting. This meeting has typically been held in conjunction with the Annual Educational Conference; however, for 2014 it has been moved to a web conference format in hopes that the new format will allow more APIC members to participate.
Effectively Using Data - video introduction to virtual learning lab
Watch the video introduction to the new virtual learning lab that will help you enhance your competency in the application 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—October 2014
The rise in Clostridium difficile infection incidence among hospitalized adults in the United States: 2001-2010
Evolution of the resistance to antibiotics of bacteria involved in urinary tract infections: A 7-year surveillance study
Clinical, patient experience and cost impacts of performing active surveillance on known methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus positive patients admitted to medical-surgical units