What’s New at APIC

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 showed a new video at #APIC2019 explaining the importance behind certification. Learn more

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Highlights from #APIC2019

Relive the excitement from APIC’s 46th Annual Conference—or see what you missed (and plan to join us next year)! We’ve put together a highlight video that captures some of the great moments from Philadelphia. Watch it now and then pre-register for APIC 2020. For those who didn’t attend, conference proceedings can be purchased here!

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AN IP’s Guide to Twitter

Want to brush up on your social media skills? Well now’s your chance! APIC’s Communications Committee Chair, Angela Vassallo provides a Twitter 101 and outlines the top ways social media can benefit IPs in this 2015 Prevention Strategist article.

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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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rPk9XhA700

A special thanks to the University of Maryland Medical Center IPC team for their invaluable assistance in the production and filming of this video!

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More Recent Announcements

Spotlight

Publications

Prevention Strategist—Summer 2019

06/20/2019

Highlights:

  • Capitol Comments: APIC engages in pro-vaccine advocacy while vaccine misinformation is on the rise
  • The making of a model: APIC updates its Competency Model for the IP
  • Curiosity and compassion: A conversation with Elaine Larson
  • Accreditation Focus Series: The sterilization-focused system tracer and how to prepare for it
  • Quality improvements in endoscope reprocessing—Creating an electronic tool to measure risk

American Journal of Infection Control—August 2019

07/30/2019

Highlights:

  • Antibiotic stewardship targets in the outpatient setting
  • Physicians’ attitude and knowledge regarding antibiotic use and resistance in ambulatory settings
  • Impact of syndrome-specific antimicrobial stewardship interventions on use of and resistance to fluoroquinolones: An interrupted time series analysis
  • Interprofessional perceptions and emotional impact of multidrug-resistant organisms: A qualitative study
  • Characteristics associated with hepatitis B vaccination initiation and completion among adults traveling to a country of high or intermediate endemicity

Public Policy Updates

06/25/2019

Important Updates in June NHSN eNewsletter

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06/25/2019

Joint Commission Revises Antimicrobial Stewardship Requirements for Ambulatory Care

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06/25/2019

FDA Increases Safety Requirements for FMT

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