The association’s research program is supervised by the APIC Research Committee. The committee coordinates initiatives focused on practical solutions, grounded in science, and that can be implemented across the spectrum of healthcare settings. The aim of the APIC Research Committee is to make implementation science a meaningful and essential tool used by all infection preventionists.
APIC sponsors research studies and collaborates with academic investigators on projects that align with the association’s priorities. The findings help infection preventionists make clinically relevant and meaningful improvements to patient safety. Read the 2010 report.
APIC also collaborates with government agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, and private sector organizations on research projects.
APIC conducted the 2013 C. difficile infection (CDI) Pace of Progress survey in January 2013 to assess activities that have been implemented in U.S. healthcare facilities in the last three years to prevent and control CDI, a healthcare-associated infection that kills 14,000 Americans each year.
A total of 1,087 APIC members completed the survey which was intended to provide a general overview of trends and indicate areas where more in-depth research might be beneficial. The findings were presented at APIC’s Clostridium difficile Educational and Consensus Conference in Baltimore, MD in March 2013. Read the survey report.