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5 Second Rule Episode #12 -Tell Them What Matters: Advocacy in Infection Prevention

There really are no excuses not to engage in advocacy. Associations like APIC make it easy for members to write their state and federal lawmakers by creating all sorts of scripted letters, and other tools. Sarah Smathers of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia explains why telling your story to your elected officials helps them understand the problems you face and allows them to make a difference for you.
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APIC and Direct Education Worldwide Launch COVID SMART™ COVID-19 Workplace Education Program

To help businesses and communities adopt healthy practices to protect employees and the public from COVID-19, APIC and Direct Education Worldwide launched COVID SMART™, an interactive safety training program for workplaces.
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5 Second Rule #11 Honey, did you remember to wash the lettuce? Avoiding Foodborne Illness

You go out with friends or family, and you’re not feeling so great soon after. What’s your go-to culprit? Probably food poisoning. This episode sheds light on how an American dietary staple became a deadly nightmare.
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Prevention Strategist—Summer 2020

05/28/2020

Highlights:

  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) timeline, December 31, 2019 – April 3, 2020
  • APIC’s ongoing COVID-19 response
  • Applying and using APIC’s Competency Model for the Infection Preventionist

American Journal of Infection Control—September 2020

08/31/2020

Highlights:

  • A strategy for expanding infection prevention resources to support organizational growth
  • Clinical impact and direct costs of nosocomial respiratory syncytial virus infections in the neonatal intensive care unit
  • Qualitative process evaluation of a central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention team in the neonatal intensive care unit
  • Reaching consensus on a home infusion central line-associated bloodstream infection surveillance definition via a modified Delphi approach
  • Six-year multicenter study on short-term peripheral venous catheters-related bloodstream infection rates in 204 intensive care units of 57 hospitals in 19 cities of India: International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) findings

Public Policy Updates

08/24/2020

TJC Removes Position Statement on Nosocomial COVID-19 Infections

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08/24/2020

HHS Contracts with BD and Quidel Corp for COVID-19 tests for Nursing Homes

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08/24/2020

Virtual Workshop on Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

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