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Membership sections

Learn. Network. Advance. Lead. Enhance your APIC membership by joining one or more of APIC’s sections. APIC sections are virtual communities of practice that connect infection preventionists with similar interests in infection prevention across the continuum of care. Sections provide virtual communication opportunities to exchange ideas as well as share and promote best practices.

Online Section Community Moderator Program

Section members can take their membership section experience to even greater heights by serving as an online community moderator. Each online community will have a fixed number of moderators whose objective will be to stimulate helpful and engaging community discussion as well as offer practice-related and organizational support. For more information and/or apply to be an online community moderator, click here.

Membership sections:

  • Ambulatory Care – includes professionals who manage infection prevention programs in the following types of settings: dental offices, dialysis centers, physician offices, correctional facilities, surgery centers, therapy centers, infusion centers, and 23-hour observation units. These facilities may be free-standing or attached to a hospital. Learn more about the Ambulatory Care section and what it can do for you.
  • Behavioral Health – includes professionals who manage infection prevention programs within behavioral health, including: free-standing psychiatric hospitals, in-hospital units, long-term care units, MR/MI units, outpatient clinics, and correctional units. Learn more about the Behavioral Health section and what it can do for you.
  • Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) - includes professionals who manage infection prevention programs within critical access hospitals (hospitals certified under a set of Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP), which are structured differently than the acute care hospitals CoP). Typically, CAHs have no more than 25 inpatient beds; maintain an annual average length of stay of no more than 96 hours for acute inpatient care; offer 24-hour, 2-day-a-week emergency care; and are located in a rural area, at least 35 miles drive away from any other hospital or CAH. Small rural hospitals without the CAH certification are also served by this section.
  • EMS/Public Safety – includes paramedics and emergency care personnel associated with the transport of patients, as well as the various first-responder components, fire departments, police agencies, corporate emergency response teams, volunteers, public access defibrillation programs, and citizen rescuers. Learn more about the EMS/Public Safety section and what it can do for you.
  • Home Care – includes healthcare professionals specializing in the unique needs of patients transitioning from an acute care or inpatient setting to the place they call home. Learn more about the Home Care section and what it can do for you.
  • International – includes infection prevention professionals from a variety of disciplines and healthcare settings outside of the U.S. Learn more about the International section and what it can do for you.
  • Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC) – includes infection preventionists who specialize in meeting the long-term and acute care needs of the LTAC patient population, both in free-standing and hospital-in-hospital settings. Learn more about the LTAC section and what it can do for you.
  • Long-Term Care (LTC) – includes infection preventionists who work in free-standing LTC or extended care facilities. Learn more about the LTC section and what it can do for you.
  • Minority Health and Safety – includes healthcare professionals who understand the barriers to healthcare access for minorities and advocate for minority health in underserved communities. Learn more for more details about the Minority Health and Safety section and what it can do for you.
  • Pediatrics – includes healthcare professionals who focus on infection prevention among children and their families across healthcare settings. Learn more about the Pediatrics section and what it can do for you.
  • Public Health – includes professionals who work in all aspects of the public sector, especially those working in state programs coordinating data collection, public-private collaborations, and educating infection preventionists to ensure they are meeting state and federal HAI reporting requirements. Learn more about the Public Health section and what it can do for you.
  • Veterans’ Affairs (VA) – includes healthcare professionals who manage infection prevention programs in the 23 integrated service networks of the Veterans Heath Administration. Learn more about the VA section and what it can do for you.