Home care began as a voluntary home nursing service in the late 1800s, and today has evolved into a specialized field of patient care. Infection preventionists in home care and hospice are part of an interdisciplinary team. These professionals have multiple roles, one of which is preventing home care-acquired infections.
Now more than ever, home care and hospice professionals act as important partners in the continuum of health care, specifically for infection prevention and control. The Home Care section affords clinicians challenged with this responsibility an opportunity to network with their peers facing similar issues and challenges.
Home care practice resources
- APIC Text of Infection Control & Epidemiology, 4th edition (2014)
- Ready Reference for Microbes, 3rd edition
Join the Home Care section—get involved today.
- Home Care MyAPIC community– connect with 300+ members in home care to get answers to your most pressing issues. You can post a question or engage in this community 24/7. Participation is restricted to current members of this section.
To join the Home Care Section, contact APIC membership at apicmembership@org.