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What's new at APIC
APIC invites individuals to apply for the position of AJIC Editor
APIC invites individuals to apply for the position of Editor for the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC).
Dr. Elaine Larson is retiring on December 31, 2019. Transition of the editorship will occur over a 2-3 month period with the new editor assuming full duties of editorship on January 1, 2020. The successful candidate(s) for the position of Editor will be able to articulate a clear vision and strategic plan for AJIC as part of the application process.
Deadline for applications is May 15, 2019. For more information on the position description, criteria, and application process, please visit this link.
New IP recruitment video: Infection Preventionists Save Lives
APIC recently introduced a new recruitment video that can be used by anyone to introduce students, interns, staff, and administrators to the infection preventionist role.
We encourage you to share this in your organization and community and to let us know how you are using it to raise awareness about the role of the IP.
The video is available on our YouTube channel and also by clicking the link below:
A special thanks to the University of Maryland Medical Center IPC team for their invaluable assistance in the production and filming of this video!
Hoffmann takes the helm at APIC
Karen Hoffmann, RN, MS, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC, an infection preventionist (IP) with three decades of experience in the field will serve as the 2019 president of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Hoffmann discussed some of the current issues and challenges facing IPs in the following interview with Hospital Infection Control & Prevention.
Hospital leadership is vital for IPC
Cynthia Barnard, PhD, 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.
American Journal of Infection Control—April 2019
- Kamishibai cards to sustain evidence-based practices to reduce healthcare–associated infections
- Clinician perspectives of policy implementation: A qualitative study of the implementation of a national infection prevention policy in Australian hospitals
- Identification of urinary tract infections using electronic health record data
- Effect of intermittent deployment of an electronic monitoring system on hand hygiene behaviors in healthcare workers
- Role of transfusions in the development of hospital-acquired urinary tract–related bloodstream infection among United States Veterans