Environment of care

Environment of care involves construction and renovation; equipment and environmental services needs; utility maintenance and use; emergency management; and more. Faulty environment of care issues can lead to infection prevention and control issues. This page contains environment of care resources and education for both healthcare professionals and consumers.

The following links are APIC resources on the environment of care for healthcare professionals.

Implementation guides and tools

Education & training

APIC offers a comprehensive collection of clinical education and professional development programs. The following resources are educational opportunities related to the environment of care.

Visit the Education & Certification page for more educational opportunities.

AJIC articles

Search the American Journal of Infection Control website for more articles on the environment of care. To access these articles, you need to first login to the APIC website.

External resources


The following links are APIC and external resources on the environment of care and infection prevention for consumers.


External resources