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What's new at APIC
APIC 2016 Opening Plenary Speaker - Author of Freakonomics
APIC is pleased to announce that the opening plenary keynote speaker for APIC 2016 is Stephen J. Dubner—best-known as the award-winning co-author of the book Freakonomics. Join us in Charlotte, NC next June and find out how infection preventionists can “think like freaks” to get doctors and nurses to wash their hands.
Take the ‘Pledge’ during IIPW to prevent infections, encourages APIC
While rates of many healthcare-associated infections continue to decline, the importance of involving patients and healthcare professionals in the prevention of infections remains at an all-time high. To mark International Infection Prevention Week (#IIPW), which occurs October 18-24, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is encouraging consumers and healthcare professionals to take a pledge to actively engage in infection prevention. Thank you to our IIPW Corporate Champions.
Registration open - Basic Statistics Virtual Learning Lab
Learn about the role of statistics in infection prevention, steps in statistical analysis, and how to directly apply your new skills with commonly used tools in this four-week online course running Oct 26 - Nov 16.
New Graduate Student Award accepting applications
The new APIC Graduate Student Award supports research that advances infection prevention and evidence-based implementation science. Learn more and apply by the November 2 application deadline.
Prevention Strategist—Fall 2015
Cover story: Thinking outside the box: IPs in action
- Sherlockian ability and teamwork uncover the Blue Bell listeria outbreak
- An IP nurse wants to strike a chord with children to save lives
- IPs: Your message has been heard Open access
- Preventing hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) outside of the ventilator-associated pneumonia bundle Open access
- Infection prevention leadership: Leading with the heart Open access
American Journal of Infection Control—October 2015
- The additional costs of catheter-related bloodstream infections in intensive care units
- Control of norovirus outbreak on a pediatric oncology unit
- Impact of carbapenem resistance on epidemiology and outcomes of nonbacteremic Klebsiella pneumoniae infections
- Detecting themes of public concern: A text mining analysis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Ebola live Twitter chat
- Practices around the use of masks and respirators among hospital health care workers in 3 diverse populations