A quarter of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria
Industry and occupation affect flu vaccination coverage
What's new at APIC
May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day
The World Health Organization's annual global call to action for health workers begins May 5. This year’s theme is “Fight antibiotic resistance—it's in your hands.” WHO urges the healthcare community to focus on the fight against antibiotic resistance in the context of hand hygiene and infection prevention and control programs. Learn more.
Registration for the Infection Prevention Academy now open!
The 2017 Academy takes place in San Antonio, TX the week of October 2 and offers top-level, hands-on novice training courses tailored to the acute or ambulatory care setting as well as an advanced course. NEW this year, a one-day certification prep course.
APIC & JCR release workbook to help healthcare professionals implement IPC programs
To meet the needs of the ever-changing field of infection prevention, APIC, in partnership with Joint Commission Resources (JCR), has released The APIC/JCR Infection Prevention and Control Workbook, Third Edition. The APIC/JCR Workbook is designed to help infection preventionists (IPs) and their healthcare organizations implement evidence-based infection prevention and control (IPC) programs that can effectively reduce the risk of infection for patients, personnel, and visitors.
APIC announces recipient of Graduate Student Award for infection prevention
APIC today announced the recipient of the APIC Graduate Student Award (AGSA). An award of $5,000 was provided for a one-year period (January-December 2017). The recipient, Mary Jo Knobloch, MPH, received her degree from the University of Wisconsin (UW), School of Pharmacy, Social and Administrative Sciences, where she is pursuing her PhD.
Prevention Strategist—Spring 2017
Cover story: Contaminated heater-cooler devices in open-heart surgery
- Contaminated heater-cooler devices used during open heart surgery (Open access)
- Changes in The Joint Commission survey process
- Increasing the value of the IP (Open access)
- From data to decisions: Creating and interpreting quantiles
- Identify the pathogen: Norovirus (Open access)
- APIC 2017 sneak peek: Interviews with Celeste Headlee and Sanjay Saint (Open access)
American Journal of Infection Control—May 2017
- Implementing clinical guidelines to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections and improve catheter care in nursing homes: Systematic review
- Assessment of operating room airflow using air particle counts and direct observation of door openings
- Burden of Clostridium difficile infection: Associated hospitalization in a cohort of middle-aged and older adults
- Prevalence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria among nursing home residents: A systematic review and meta-analysis
- Changes to physician and nurse time burdens when caring for patients under contact precautions
- Hospital-wide chlorhexidine gluconate bed bathing protocol: A cross-sectional study in a single hospital