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Publications

Infection Connection: Focusing on Long-Term Care

Infection Connection provides practical information and useful tools for infection preventionists in long-term care (LTC). Archived issues of this e-newsletter are available to all APIC members

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  • <i>Infection Connection—Fall 2012</i>

    Infection Connection—Fall 2012

    9/26/2012

    Highlights:

    • Revisiting McGeer definitions
    • My Bugaboo: Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing bacteria
    • My Bugaboo: Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases
    • APIC’s comments to the HHS on the Draft Long-Term Care module of the National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

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  • <i>Infection Connection—Summer 2012</i>

    Infection Connection—Summer 2012

    7/13/2012

    Highlights:

    • Where is it written? Infection prevention manuals for LTC
    • My Bugaboo: Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Continuing the Care: Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care 

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  • <i>Infection Connection—Spring 2012</i>

    Infection Connection—Spring 2012

    3/29/2012

    Highlights:

    • BRI Infection Risk Scale (with response actions)
    • What is going on? – Unique infection case studies in LTC
    • My Bugaboo: Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) 
    • Antibiotic use in long-term care facilities

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  • <i>Infection Connection—Winter 2011/2012</i>

    Infection Connection—Winter 2011/2012

    1/24/2012

    Highlights:

    • Infection prevention outside the resident room
    • My Bugaboo: Clostridium difficile  
    • State legislation affecting long-term care: A year in review

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  • <i>Infection Connection—Fall 2011</i>

    Infection Connection—Fall 2011

    11/1/2011

    Highlights:

    • The state of infection prevention in long-term care
    • My Bugaboo: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    • Building a library of guideline resources

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  • <i>Infection Connection—Summer 2011</i>

    Infection Connection—Summer 2011

    7/1/2011

    Highlights:

    • The dirty mouth: Clean it and prevent infection in the long-term care resident
    • My Bugaboo: Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii
    • Bonus tool: Infection prevention program checklist for LTC
    • Success story: Mountainview Specialty Care Center of Greensburg, PA

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  • <i>Infection Connection—Spring 2011</i>

    Infection Connection—Spring 2011

    4/1/2011

    Highlights:

    • Don’t get stuck! Safe injection practices in LTC
    • Bonuses:
      • Sample patient consent blood test form
      • Sample sharps injury log
      • Quiz to test your knowledge
    • Hepatitis B and C in LTC
    • My Bugaboo: Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing organisms in the U.S.

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