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What is Herd Immunity?

Herd immunity (or community immunity) occurs when a high percentage of the community is immune to a disease (through vaccination and/or prior illness), making the spread of this disease from person to person unlikely.
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5 Second Rule Episode #13 -Infection Preventionists during COVID-19 are not alone: Tales from the field

The global COVID-19 pandemic has been especially difficult for those working in healthcare. Infection preventionists working tirelessly behind the scenes are feeling the pressure just as much as clinical providers. Two infection preventionists share their experiences.
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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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Prevention Strategist—Fall 2020

10/19/2020

Highlights:

  • IPC across the continuum of care
  • No typical days during the pandemic
  • Partnering in a pandemic
  • Breaking the chain of COVID-19 infection

American Journal of Infection Control—October 2020

09/25/2020

Highlights:

  • 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

09/21/2020

FDA Issues Final Guidance on COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma

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09/21/2020

FDA Updates EUA for Abbott ID Now COVID-19 Test

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09/21/2020

CDC Updates COVID-19 Testing Guidance

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