C. difficile doubles hospital readmission rates, lengths of stay
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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.
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.
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.
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—April 2015
- Burden of Clostridium difficile infection on hospital readmissions and its potential impact under the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program
- Impact of Clostridium difficile recurrence on hospital readmissions
- Prevalence and risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an HIV-positive cohort
- Novel low-resource intervention reduces urinary catheter use and associated urinary tract infections: Role of outcome measure bias?