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APIC Announcements

  • 05/30/2017

    New resource of helpful forms, checklists, samples, and more

    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...

  • 05/02/2017

    May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day

    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.

  • 04/28/2017

    Registration for the Infection Prevention Academy now open!

    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. 

  • 03/13/2017

    APIC & JCR release workbook to help healthcare professionals implement IPC programs

    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.

  • 03/09/2017

    APIC announces recipient of Graduate Student Award for infection prevention

    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. 

  • 03/08/2017

    Tap into your network │ Reap big rewards

    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...

  • 03/01/2017

    Sharpen your statistics skills— no travel necessary

    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...

  • 02/16/2017

    EPI Intensive course now open in Richmond, VA and seven other states

    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.

  • 02/15/2017

    The workbook you need to assess your current system

    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...

  • 02/14/2017

    APIC MegaSurvey provides foundational data about infection prevention profession

    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).

  • 02/13/2017

    APIC announces recipients of Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award program

    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.

  • 02/06/2017

    New York State infection prevention expert to serve as 2017 APIC president

    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. 

  • 02/02/2017

    Apply now to become a Fellow of APIC

    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.

  • 12/19/2016

    New! APIC Public Policy Agenda

    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...

    Advocacy Toolkit 

  • 12/06/2016

    Registration and housing now open for APIC 2017

    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!

  • 11/18/2016

    2017 EPI® Intensive courses in Reno and Atlanta now open for registration

    The schedule for EPI® Intensive courses in 2017 has been announced! This novice-level coursedesigned for infection preventionists with 1-3 years of experience, provides intensive fundamental infection prevention training for healthcare professionals working in different practice settings.

     

     

     

  • 11/01/2016

    APIC 2017 Call for Abstracts: Six weeks left

    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.

  • 10/26/2016

    Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award Program--apply by November 21

    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...

  • 10/07/2016

    New “Do’s and Don’ts” of gloves flier

    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.

  • 10/04/2016

    International Infection Prevention Week

    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.