What’s New at APIC
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.
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!
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.
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:
A special thanks to the University of Maryland Medical Center IPC team for their invaluable assistance in the production and filming of this video!
Prevention Strategist—Summer 2019
American Journal of Infection Control—September 2019
- Attributable mortality from extensively drug-resistant gram-negative infections using propensity-matched tracer antibiotic algorithms
- Preliminary analysis of the antimicrobial activity of a postoperative wound dressing containing chlorhexidine gluconate against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an in vivo porcine incisional wound model
- Antipseudomonal monotherapy or combination therapy for older adults with community-onset pneumonia and multidrug-resistant risk factors: a retrospective cohort study
- Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and mortality in mechanically ventilated ICU patients
- Implementation of strategies to liberate patients from mechanical ventilation in a tertiary-level medical center