What’s New at APIC

APIC Publishes Implementation Guide on NV-HAP

To improve prevention efforts for one of the most common healthcare-associated infections in the U.S., (APIC) has published an Implementation Guide on Non-Ventilator Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia (NV-HAP). Published as a supplement to AJIC, the new guide reviews current literature, infection prevention strategies, and potential tools and techniques to guide surveillance, detection, and prevention efforts for NV-HAP across the continuum of care.
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5 Second Rule Show: Episode 8 “Creating a Healthier World: It’s In Your Clean Hands”

We hear so much about how hand washing is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick, but is that all hype? Listen to “5 Second Rule” to get all your questions answered about the one healthy habit everyone can and should do.
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APIC Offers Exclusive Member Savings Program

APIC membership connects you with the largest network of infection preventionists and IPC education. Now APIC members also have access to exclusive savings from national and international retailers.
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APIC Offers Basics of IPC Course for Industry

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has launched an effort to educate industry partners in infection prevention and control (IPC). One of the first such trainings was held in partnership with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), an APIC Strategic Partner, at its facility in Vernon Hills, Ill.
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More Recent Announcements



Prevention Strategist—Summer 2020



  • 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—May 2020



  • “Nurses and midwives: Clean care is in your hands”: The 5th May 2020 World Health Organization SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign
  • Effect of using portable alcohol-based handrub on nurses’ hand hygiene compliance and nasal carriage of staphylococcus aureus in a low-income health setting
  • Qualitative interview study exploring frontline managers’ contributions to hand hygiene standards and audit: Local knowledge can inform practice
  • To investigate the association between the health literacy and hand hygiene practices of the older adults to help them fight against infectious diseases in Hong Kong
  • Frequency of hand hygiene opportunities in patients on a general surgery service

Public Policy Updates


CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance for Nursing Homes

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GAO Report Cites Nursing Home IPC Deficiencies

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CDC Provides Funding to Expand COVID-19 Testing Capacity

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