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APIC Announcements

  • 11/15/2017

    New APIC resource

    Keep up with the evolution of healthcare legislation with our new Government Affairs website and know when and how you need to act on important policy issues affecting your field. 

  • 10/26/2017

    Cast your ballot today

    It’s Election time! Online voting for the 2018 APIC Board of Directors and the Nominating and Awards Committee will close on Tuesday, November 7, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

  • 10/18/2017

    Forms & Checklists for Infection Prevention, Volume 2 now available!

    Your new go-to resource for patient care policies, department policies, occupational health, construction and renovation, and long-term care key IPC reporting activities.

  • 10/06/2017

    Hurricane and flooding resources

    Access flood and hurricane infection prevention information

  • 09/28/2017

    Nominate our profession’s finest by November 15

    APIC Awards and Scholarships recognize the work, commitment, achievements, and aspirations of our community. The 2018 submission period has been extended to November 15 and we can’t reward scholarships and awards without the involvement of APIC members...

  • 09/05/2017

    Make Industry Perspectives part of your rounding routine!

    Need more information on best practices and product usage to keep patients safe? Check out Industry Perspectives online and follow them on Twitter using their handle @APICIPIPC.

  • 08/22/2017

    Infection prevention education for long-term care offered at 2017 Academy

    EPI® 101 for LTC is now offered at the 2017 APIC Infection Prevention Academy in San Antonio, TX. This two-day course on October 2-3 is a tailored version of the gold standard APIC EPI® courses and covers critical new regulatory requirements on infection prevention and control in LTC facilities.

  • 08/21/2017

    Health IT Virtual Learning Lab—geared to all competency levels

    The convenient and affordable Health Information Technology Virtual Learning Lab is carefully structured to help you efficiently assess data and surveillance systems, understand IT terminology, and validate and maintain data systems for infection prevention. This virtual program...

  • 08/17/2017

    Scholarships available for certification through CAA program

    Announcing the Competency Advancement Assistance (CAA) Program for 2017-2018! This program provides financial assistance for Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC®) preparatory resources and reimbursement for exam fees. Apply by October 1.

  • 08/14/2017

    Elaine Larson honored as 'Living Legend'

    Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, CIC, FAAN, FAPIC, received the highly acclaimed designation of Living Legend from the American Academy of Nursing. One of five individuals deemed exceptionally accomplished in nursing and healthcare over the course of their careers, Dr. Larson will officially receive the Academy's highest honor at a special ceremony during its policy conference in Washington, D.C. in October. 

  • 08/07/2017

    What IPs need to know about the SSI Guideline

    In May 2017, the CDC released its “Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection” to provide new and updated evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of SSI. Read “What the infection preventionist needs to know,” by Michael Anne Preas, Lyndsay O’Hara, and Kerri Thom, for a succinct and timely overview of what’s new in the guideline and what you need to know.

  • 07/13/2017

    International Infection Prevention Week 2017

    International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) will be here before you know it! APIC is busy creating resources and materials to help you celebrate IIPW this year! In the meantime, here is the current information we have available. Please check back periodically or follow APIC on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date content.
     
    When is IIPW? October 15-21, 2017
    What is the theme? Antibiotic Resistance
    Will there be an updated toolkit? Yes! It will be available at the end of August. Look for updates in eNews
  • 07/13/2017

    Ready-made social media posts for you to share

    Are you looking for a way to contribute to the #infectionprevention conversation on social media? Do you need relevant posts to share with your followers? Are you looking for fresh content for your newsfeeds to raise your infection prevention profile? APIC has created a new webpage to house the social media posts and resources you need! All you have to do is copy, paste, and post!

  • 06/16/2017

    APIC honors its 2017 Heroes of Infection Prevention

    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced seven recipients of the Heroes of Infection Prevention Award, which honors infection preventionists who have successfully helped to reduce infection, raise awareness, and improve the health and well-being of patients, healthcare workers, and the public.

  • 06/13/2017

    APIC honors Florida infection prevention expert with its highest award

    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced that Stephen Streed, MS, CIC, FAPIC, system director of epidemiology/infection prevention at Lee Health in Fort Myers, Florida, will receive the prestigious Carole DeMille Achievement Award for his innovative contributions and commitment to education in infection control.

  • 06/13/2017

    Idaho hospital executive receives APIC’s Healthcare Administrator Award

    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has named Jodi Vanderpool, MBA, LNHA, CPPS, HACP, system vice president of quality operations at St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho, as recipient of the Healthcare Administrator Award.

  • 06/13/2017

    Columbia University nursing professor, health policy expert, receives APIC’s Distinguished Scientist Award

    Patricia Stone, PhD, RN, FAAN, Centennial Professor in health policy and director of the Center for Health Policy at Columbia University School of Nursing, will receive the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

  • 06/13/2017

    California infection control professional to be honored for distinguished service

    Linda Dickey, RN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, senior director of quality, patient safety, and infection prevention, University of California, Irvine Healthcare, will receive the 2017 President’s Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

  • 06/05/2017

    New ASC Intensive courses now open for registration!

    Offering an intensive four days of training for healthcare professionals providing infection prevention oversight in surgical centers, pain clinics, endoscopy centers, and other ambulatory care practice settings, ASC Intensive debuts in Milwaukee, WI on August 14.

  • 05/31/2017

    Coming soon—an enhanced online learning experience

    APIC is in the process of launching a new online education experience that will incorporate course-level discussion boards, knowledge checks, an enhanced online learning transcript, and more! We are very excited about our new platform, but we will need some time to get everything up and running. Current and future participants...