Ebola resources for clinicians
Fist bumping beats germ-spreading handshake, study reports
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Nominate yourself, your colleague, your chapter for a 2015 APIC award
APIC’s awards and recognition programs spotlight the profession’s most distinguished and accomplished clinicians. Credibility, distinction, and prestige are just three of the benefits to being an APIC award recipient. Some award recipients also receive a complimentary registration to the Annual Conference (includes hotel accommodations and round-trip airfare).
2014 HHS APIC-SHEA Partnership in Prevention Award—Deadline approaching
Do you know a team of prevention leaders in the U.S. acute care community who have achieved wide-scale reductions and progress toward the elimination of targeted healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)? APIC and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) are partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award the 2014 Partnership in Prevention Award. The award was established to highlight and promote the work of a multidisciplinary team at one U.S. hospital that has achieved sustainable improvements based on the concepts of the “National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination” and is helping to achieve the goals outlined in the HHS Partnership for Patients.
We invite you to nominate a team for this award. Please contact the HHS/APIC/SHEA Awards team at email@example.com if you have any questions. The application deadline is August 29, 2014.
Spare a minute—make a difference
You may have seen the op-ed from the CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden that APIC sent to all U.S. members. Your support for CDC infection prevention programs, including the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), is critical. If you have not already, please take one minute to contact Congress backing Dr. Frieden and supporting NHSN, the Prevention Epicenters, and the Detect and Protect Against Antibiotic Resistance Initiative. Congress has already heard from CDC, the media, and Washington-based organizations, but the message that matters most is yours.
Add your voice to those calling for needed investments in federal infection prevention programs.
New antimicrobial stewardship toolkit available
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has compiled a new toolkit on antimicrobial stewardship in partnership with APIC and five other national organizations. Learn more.
American Journal of Infection Control—August 2014
A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Updates
The fist bump: A more hygienic alternative to the handshake
Health care workers—part of the system or part of the public? Ambivalent risk perception in health care workers
Perceptions of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and hand hygiene provider training and patient education: Results of a mixed method study of health care providers in Department of Veterans Affairs spinal cord injury and disorder units
Prevention Strategist—Summer 2014
Public Policy Updates
Potential defect prompts recall of sterile convenience surgical packs
CDC's Health Alert Network issues Ebola update
CDC releases Interim Guidance for environmental infection control in hospitals for Ebola Virus