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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More Recent Announcements



Prevention Strategist—Summer 2019



  • 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—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

Public Policy Updates


FDA approves new antibiotic to treat community-acquired bacterial pneumonia

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Antibiotic Use in the United States: Progress and Opportunities, 2018 Update

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Important Updates in June NHSN eNewsletter

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