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APIC Thanks Our 2020 IIPW Corporate Champions

Nanosonics, Gojo, Cardinal Health, CS Medical, Pall Medical, Aerobiotix and Medline have joined APIC in supporting International Infection Prevention Week this year, which takes place October 18-24.
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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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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

10/20/2020

FDA Panel to Meet to Discuss COVID-19 Vaccine

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10/20/2020

FDA/FTC Issue Warning to Seller of CBD Products Making COVID-19 Claims

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10/20/2020

It’s Here: New NHSN Pathway for LTC Lab Reporting of COVID-19

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