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What IPs need to know about the SSI Guideline
In May 2017, the CDC released its “Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection” to provide new and updated evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of SSI. Read “What the infection preventionist needs to know,” by Michael Anne Preas, Lyndsay O’Hara, and Kerri Thom, for a succinct and timely overview of what’s new in the guideline and what you need to know.
Infection prevention education for long-term care offered at 2017 Academy
EPI® 101 for LTC is now offered at the 2017 APIC Infection Prevention Academy in San Antonio, TX. This two-day course on October 2-3 is a tailored version of the gold standard APIC EPI® courses and covers critical new regulatory requirements on infection prevention and control in LTC facilities.
Health IT Virtual Learning Lab—geared to all competency levels
The convenient and affordable Health Information Technology Virtual Learning Lab is carefully structured to help you efficiently assess data and surveillance systems, understand IT terminology, and validate and maintain data systems for infection prevention. This virtual program...
Prevention Strategist—Summer 2017
Infection preventionists front and center
- How clean is your scope? (Open access)
- When duty calls – a partnership between fire and rescue and infection preventionists
- An infection preventionist’s role in sepsis care
- Moving from wishing to success: Pointers for a successful abstract submission (Open access)
- Identify the pathogen!
- APIC 2017 award recipients (Open access)
- A reflection on CIC certification (Open access)
American Journal of Infection Control—August 2017
- Use of a patient empowerment tool for hand hygiene
- Efficacy of the World Health Organization–recommended handwashing technique and a modified washing technique to remove Clostridium difficile from hands
- Monitoring the hand hygiene compliance of health care workers in a general intensive care unit: Use of continuous closed circle television versus overt observation
- The effectiveness of sterilization for flexible ureteroscopes: A real-world study