What’s New at APIC

APIC Publishes Implementation Guide on NV-HAP

To improve prevention efforts for one of the most common healthcare-associated infections in the U.S., (APIC) has published an Implementation Guide on Non-Ventilator Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia (NV-HAP). Published as a supplement to AJIC, the new guide reviews current literature, infection prevention strategies, and potential tools and techniques to guide surveillance, detection, and prevention efforts for NV-HAP across the continuum of care.
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5 Second Rule Show: Episode 8 “Creating a Healthier World: It’s In Your Clean Hands”

We hear so much about how hand washing is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick, but is that all hype? Listen to “5 Second Rule” to get all your questions answered about the one healthy habit everyone can and should do.
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APIC Offers Exclusive Member Savings Program

APIC membership connects you with the largest network of infection preventionists and IPC education. Now APIC members also have access to exclusive savings from national and international retailers.
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APIC Offers Basics of IPC Course for Industry

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has launched an effort to educate industry partners in infection prevention and control (IPC). One of the first such trainings was held in partnership with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), an APIC Strategic Partner, at its facility in Vernon Hills, Ill.
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Spotlight

Publications

Prevention Strategist—Summer 2020

05/28/2020

Highlights:

  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) timeline, December 31, 2019 – April 3, 2020
  • APIC’s ongoing COVID-19 response
  • Applying and using APIC’s Competency Model for the Infection Preventionist

American Journal of Infection Control—June 2020

05/29/2020

Highlights:

  • A qualitative study on the psychological experience of caregivers of COVID-19 patients
  • Examining the inclusion of patients and their family members in infection prevention and control policies and guidelines across Bangladesh, Indonesia, and South Korea
  • How much is adequate staffing for infection control? A deterministic approach through the lens of Workload Indicators of Staffing Need
  • High consequence infectious diseases training using interprofessional simulation and TeamSTEPPS
  • Impact of an educational program on reducing healthcare-associated meningitis or ventriculitis in the neurosurgical intensive care unit

Public Policy Updates

05/21/2020

CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance for Nursing Homes

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05/21/2020

GAO Report Cites Nursing Home IPC Deficiencies

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05/21/2020

CDC Provides Funding to Expand COVID-19 Testing Capacity

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