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IP Stories Are Now Live!

This year has shown the world the invaluable work that infection preventionists put into our communities, and APIC wants to recognize YOU. Read the stories that were shared by our members, and watch the collection grow! If you want to have your experience featured, submit your story!
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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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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—October 2020



  • Mandatory employee vaccination as a strategy for early and comprehensive health care personnel immunization coverage: Experience from 10 influenza seasons
  • Low rates of influenza vaccination uptake among healthcare workers: Distinguishing barriers between occupational groups
  • Low prevalence of Clostridium difficile colonization in patients in long-term care facilities in Graz, Austria: A point-prevalence study
  • Differences in time-to-testing and time-to-isolation between community-onset and hospital-onset Clostridium difficile cases at a tertiary care VA medical center
  • Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile-associated disease: Epidemiology among patients in a general hospital in Saudi Arabia

Public Policy Updates


FDA Issues Final Guidance on COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma

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FDA Updates EUA for Abbott ID Now COVID-19 Test

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CDC Updates COVID-19 Testing Guidance

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