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What's new at APIC
Hospital leadership is vital for IPC
Cynthia Barnard, Ph.D., MBA, MSJS, 2018 recipient of the APIC Healthcare Administrator Award and vice president of quality at Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Chicago, wrote a guest column for AHA Today on the importance of leadership support for infection prevention and control programs. This initiative is part of APIC’s strategy to reach the C-suite with messages about the importance of infection preventionists and the value they provide to healthcare organizations. Read Dr. Barnard's article.
Esteemed editor of APIC’s scientific journal to retire
Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, CIC, FAAN, FAPIC, will retire as editor of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) effective December 31, 2019. Larson has served as editor of APIC’s peer-review journal since 1995.
Happy New Year and thank you to APIC members!
During this season of gratitude, we wanted to take a moment to thank APIC members for their dedication and commitment to preventing infections and making healthcare safer. Read a letter from APIC 2018 President Janet Haas and APIC CEO Katrina Crist with highlights of 2018 and a preview of 2019.
Information on Acute Flaccid Myelitis
You might have heard recently in the news about a polio-like illness that is cropping up across the United States. This illness is called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). To date, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been 219 reports of possible cases with 80 cases of AFM confirmed.
American Journal of Infection Control—February 2019
- Perceived impact of state-mandated reporting on infection prevention and control departments
- Infection preventionists’ challenges in psychiatric clinical settings
- Engaging patients in health care epidemiology research: A case example
- Risk factors for surgical site infection after cesarean delivery: A case-control study
- Cohorting to prevent acquisition of multidrug-resistant bacteria: An interrupted time series study