The home healthcare frontier: new study explores nurses’ knowledge and attitudes toward infection control
Stem S. aureus transmission in the OR
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Upcoming Spring IPC Education
APIC's EPI® Intensive training course covers fundamental IPC practices for healthcare professionals. Learn evidence-based best practices to develop an effective IPC program at your facility. Specialized training is available through APIC’s ASC Intensive for those who work in an ambulatory surgery care practice setting.
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.
Certification: The Defining Difference
APIC has launched its Certification: The Defining Difference campaign. This state-based legislative effort encourages new infection preventionists (IPs) to become certified in infection control. APIC is in the process of promoting this legislation in state legislatures. Learn more.
American Journal of Infection Control—November 2018
- Creation of a competency-based professional development program for infection preventionists guided by the APIC Competency Model: steps in the process
- Factors for compliance with infection control practices in home healthcare: findings from a survey of nurses' knowledge and attitudes toward infection control
- Exploring the use of entertainment-education YouTube videos focused on infection prevention and control
- Identification of surgical site infections using electronic health record data
- Influenza vaccine coverage and predictive factors associated with influenza vaccine uptake among pediatric patients