What's new at APIC
Registration open—Infection Prevention Academy (Spring and Fall)
Registration is now open for the 2015 Infection Prevention Academy. The Spring Academy will be held March 16-21 in Seattle, WA and the Fall Academy September 21-26 in Austin, TX. Taught by CIC® certified infection preventionists, these courses provide comprehensive hands-on infection prevention training for healthcare professionals working in a variety of settings.
HHS, APIC, and SHEA honor 2014 Partnership in Prevention Award recipient for healthcare-associated infection prevention
Washington, DC, November 21, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) today recognized the University of Vermont Medical Center with the 2014 Partnership in Prevention Award for achieving sustainable improvements toward eliminating healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
Results of APIC election
Congratulations to APIC's newly elected 2015 officers, directors, and new members of the Nominating and Awards Committee.
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.
American Journal of Infection Control—November 2014
- Developing a model to assess optimum infection control workforce in acute care settings
- A multifactorial action plan improves hand hygiene adherence and significantly reduces central line–associated bloodstream infections
- Attributable costs of central line–associated bloodstream infections in a pediatric hematology/oncology population
- Method for investigating nursing behaviors related to isolation care