Forms & Checklists for Infection Prevention, Volume 1 is a convenient compilation of infection prevention tools for key process and reporting activities. The forms, checklists, posters, policies...
The World Health Organization's annual global call to action for health workers begins May 5. This year’s theme is “Fight antibiotic resistance—it's in your hands.” WHO urges the healthcare community to focus on the fight against antibiotic resistance in the context of hand hygiene and infection prevention and control programs. Learn more.
The 2017 Academy takes place in San Antonio, TX the week of October 2 and offers top-level, hands-on novice training courses tailored to the acute or ambulatory care setting as well as an advanced course. NEW this year, a one-day certification prep course.
To meet the needs of the ever-changing field of infection prevention, APIC, in partnership with Joint Commission Resources (JCR), has released The APIC/JCR Infection Prevention and Control Workbook, Third Edition. The APIC/JCR Workbook is designed to help infection preventionists (IPs) and their healthcare organizations implement evidence-based infection prevention and control (IPC) programs that can effectively reduce the risk of infection for patients, personnel, and visitors.
APIC today announced the recipient of the APIC Graduate Student Award (AGSA). An award of $5,000 was provided for a one-year period (January-December 2017). The recipient, Mary Jo Knobloch, MPH, received her degree from the University of Wisconsin (UW), School of Pharmacy, Social and Administrative Sciences, where she is pursuing her PhD.
The APIC Member-Get-A-Member Campaign is an opportunity to encourage nonmember infection preventionists to join APIC. Each new member you recruit through April 30 puts you closer to one of three American Express gift card prizes...
The Basic Statistics for Infection Preventionists online course addresses the role of statistics in infection prevention, provides steps in statistical analysis, and will teach you...
Novice IPs can learn what they need to know in just four days with EPI Intensive. Registration is now open in eight course locations: Richmond, VA; Des Moines, IA (closes February 17); New Orleans, LA; Fresno, CA; Indianapolis, IN; Albany, NY; Milwaukee, WI; and Oahu, HI.
The APIC/JCR Infection Prevention and Control Workbook, Third Edition is now in stock! This updated bestseller provides the tools you need to assess the risk and effectiveness of your current system, implement...
Results from the APIC MegaSurvey, the largest-ever survey of the infection prevention workforce, describe the core activities and competencies of infection preventionists (IPs). The first in a series of articles based on the survey findings was recently published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC).
APIC announces the 2017-2018 recipients of the Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award program. Two $40,000 awards were granted for a 15-month project period (January 1, 2017 to March 30, 2018.) The recipients are: Eileen Carter, PhD, RN, and Misha Huang, MD.
Linda R. Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC, infection prevention manager at Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York, will serve as 2017 president of the APIC. “We are pleased that Linda will lead our association as 2017 president,” said APIC Chief Executive Officer Katrina Crist, MBA, CAE.
Exclusively for APIC members! We are now accepting applications through March 31 for exemplary infection preventionists to apply for Fellow of APIC status. FAPIC is a distinction of honor for IPs who are not only advanced practitioners of infection prevention practice, but also leaders within the field.
To prepare for incoming state and federal policymakers taking office next year, APIC has developed a comprehensive public policy agenda to assist infection preventionists in their advocacy activities. The agenda provides members with...
Portland, here we come! Registration and hotel blocks are now open for the 44th Annual Conference, June 14-16 in Portland, Oregon—the infection prevention event of the year. Join us!
® Intensive courses in 2017 has been announced! This novice-level course, designed for infection preventionists with 1-3 years of experience, provides intensive fundamental infection prevention training for healthcare professionals working in different practice settings.
Get published! APIC 2017 Call for Abstracts closes in six weeks
APIC 2017 is an opportunity to present your research at the premier infection prevention event of the year, hosting more than 4,000 healthcare professionals from around the world. The call is open through December 15, 2016.
The Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award supports research that advances infection prevention through implementation science. Two awards of up to $40,000 each will be granted for a project period from January 1, 2017 to March 30, 2018.
The primary goals of this scholarship program are to...
APIC added another flier to it's "Do's and Don'ts" infographic series with its latest: Do's and Don'ts for wearing gloves in healthcare settings. There are many types of gloves used in healthcare settings. APIC has developed this flier to help healthcare providers learn the proper ways and uses for this personal protective equipment. We encourage you to download these free fliers and share them with your healthcare facilities. Download this infographic.
This year International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) is October 16–22, and the theme is “Break the Chain of Infection.” APIC wants spread the message about how the public and healthcare professionals can help “Break the Chain of Infection” in healthcare settings and in the community. Learn more!
- Register for the free webinar at 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, October 18, with the CDC featuring Dr. Benjamin Parks with an introduction from APIC President-Elect Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC.