APIC Announcements

  • 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...

  • 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...