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APIC Announcements

  • 06/05/2013

    Los Angeles CEO receives APIC’s Healthcare Administrator Award

    John Calderone, PhD, Chief Executive Officer at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ca., was named the recipient of the fourth annual Healthcare Administrator Award, presented by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). 

  • 06/01/2013

    Information about the New England Journal of Medicine 'REDUCE MRSA' trial

    Given the study that was published on 5/29/13 in the New England Journal of Medicine titled "Targeted vs. Universal Decontamination to Prevent ICU infection," which has received wide media coverage, you may receive inquiries about infection prevention policies, practices, and rates of MRSA in your facility. APIC has prepared a backgrounder on the study and other helpful information. In addition, Edward Septimus, MD, will present results of the REDUCE MRSA trial at the APIC 40th Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale. Plan to attend live or listen via the conference proceedings: Sunday, June 9, Plenary Session, 8-9 a.m., “Horizontal vs. vertical interventions in prevention of healthcare-associated infections.” 

  • 05/17/2013

    Building competency through mentorship

    APIContact connects mentors and mentees at different career stages to enhance infection prevention competency and encourage professional advancement. We’ve improved APIContact’s functionality, added resources, and made it easier than ever to start a mentoring relationship with a fellow APIC member. Enroll today and start the conversation.

  • 05/08/2013

    New look and feel of APIC online communities

    To help you get the most out of IP Talk and other online communities in MyAPIC, we have redesigned the site with a fresh look and enhanced navigation.  Connect with colleagues today in your infection prevention communities.

  • 05/06/2013

    Do you know the diagnostic tests used by IPs?

    The Infection Preventionist's Guide to the Lab is your quick reference for the many diagnostic tests most frequently used by infection preventionists (IPs). Information is presented through a wide variety of easy-to-use descriptions, summaries, and tables. A must-have publication for IPs at any career stage (novice, proficient, advanced).

    During the month of May, purchasers save 20% by entering promo code MAY2013.

  • 04/30/2013

    Cutting-edge science to be presented at APIC 40th Annual Conference in Ft. Lauderdale

    ‘Infection prevention through the decades’ is conference theme

    More than 4,600 attendees will gather June 8-10 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. for the 40th Annual Conference of APIC to share and present leading-edge science on the prevention of infection. To commemorate 40 years of advancement, the opening plenary session will highlight milestones in infection prevention over the past four decades. The conference will feature more than 90 educational sessions and workshops led by infection prevention experts. CDC professionals will lead seven workshops on the National Healthcare Safety Network, the CDC’s infection tracking system. The conference aims to provide infection preventionists with tools and strategies that are easily adaptable and can be implemented immediately to improve prevention programs.

     
  • 04/29/2013

    APIC selects Texas expert to lead revisions to premier infection prevention Text

    Patti G. Grota, PhD, RN, CNS-M-S, CIC will serve as clinical editor of the 4th edition of the APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology. Published by APIC, the APIC Text serves as one of the most valuable tools for infection preventionists throughout the world. Last updated in 2009, the APIC Text contains more than 120 chapters, spans nearly 2,000 pages, and covers the latest infection prevention guidelines, research, technology and clinical standards. The 4th edition, planned for publication in summer 2014, represents a comprehensive revision. 

  • 04/16/2013

    Response from APIC: Boston Marathon bombings

    Our thoughts go out to the victims of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings. APIC thanks the first responders, bystanders, and healthcare personnel who helped the injured and worked to save lives. Their heroic efforts did not go unnoticed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has prepared a list of resources for public health officials on preparing for and responding to bombing events. 

     
  • 04/11/2013

    Call for volunteers and nominations

    Apply today for available positions open on APIC's Member Services Committee, Emergency Preparedness Committee, and several Membership Sections. Interested in serving on a committee or a membership section? Complete and submit a volunteer application. In addition, nominations are now being accepted for the APIC Board of Directors, CBIC Board of Directors, and the Nominating and Awards Committee for terms beginning January 2014. The application deadline is May 10, 2013. Learn more about how to apply. For questions concerning opportunities to serve on a committee or in a leadership role, contact Barbara Long, senior director of Governance and Executive Affairs, at blong@apic.org.

  • 04/10/2013

    Judene Bartley Advocacy in Action Scholarship applications due on May 3

    The Judene Bartley Advocacy in Action Scholarship is newly established by APIC and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) to enhance training and application of public policy advocacy skills of outstanding members of both APIC and SHEA. The scholarship is established in the memory of Judene Bartley, MS, MPH, CIC, a teacher, researcher, and passionate advocate who dedicated her career to improving the delivery of healthcare through infection prevention and advancing the science of patient safety and quality improvement. Ms. Bartley was a dedicated member of APIC and SHEA and served as an essential voice in both organizations’ policy positions. Applications are due on May 3.

  • 04/05/2013

    Eight hours of C. difficile education

    Quality education for only $49 with the conference proceedings from the recent Clostridium difficile Educational and Consensus Conference.The proceedings include presentations in webinar format with audio synced with slides. 

  • 04/02/2013

    Infection Prevention Policy Manuals - specials through April 30

    Implement a program tailored to your specific practice setting with the practical tools and templates found in these policy manuals. Manuals available for hospitals, home health, ambulatory surgery centers, and behavioral health.

  • 02/26/2013

    Annual Conference plenary sessions focus on past, present, and future

    The APIC 40th Annual Conference will highlight the advances over the past four decades, review the current status of best practices, and look forward to global pandemic control.

  • 02/15/2013

    Infection Prevention Training in Columbus and Denver

    Register for the 2013 Infection Prevention Training courses. Hurry to take advantage of early registration rates.

  • 01/25/2013

    Speakers announced for C. difficile Conference

    The featured presenters for the new Clostridium difficile Educational and Consensus Conference are now available. Learn from leading experts, government agencies, and other healthcare professionals as they cover public reporting of C. difficle, current research and limitations, detecting C. difficile, the results of APIC’s Pace of Progress Survey, and more.

  • 01/02/2013

    Make Certification Your New Year’s Resolution

    What better New Year’s resolution than to become board certified in infection control? Strengthen your infection prevention and control knowledge and authority with the Certification in Infection Control (CIC®) credentials. Certification empowers you as a leader in infection prevention and enables you to see that evidence-based practices are implemented in your facility.

    Enhance your preparation for the CIC® examination with discounted resources from APIC.

  • 12/12/2012

    APIC announces recipients of Heroes Research Award program

    APIC today announced two recipients of the Heroes Research Award program. The recipients are: Lillian S. Kao, MD, MS, FACS, associate professor and vice-chair for Quality in the Department of Surgery at University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, and Kristen Woodman, MPH, infection control coordinator at the University of Toledo Medical Center.

  • 12/06/2012

    APIC's 40 years of growth and progress highlighted in winter issue of Prevention Strategist

    APIC has released three open access articles from the winter 2012 issue of Prevention Strategist: “40 years of growth and progress”; “A healthcare workers with pertussis: High cost and lost opportunity”; and "Putting patient safety first." Access these articles and see the full table of contents for the winter issue. 
  • 12/05/2012

    Special savings on the APIC Text

    During the month of December, APIC is offering special savings on the APIC Text (print and online). The APIC Text is the most definitive, comprehensive infection prevention resource for every infection preventionist, clinician, and healthcare worker. Take advantage of this offer and save $50!*

  • 12/03/2012

    APIC 2013 registration now open

    Register today and save $100 by taking advantage of discounted early registration, and reserve your first choice hotel for APIC 2013 in Fort Lauderdale.