APIC Announcements

  • 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. 

  • 11/16/2012

    Infection prevention policy manuals discount

    Save $25 on infection prevention policy manuals during the month of November. Policy manuals provide practical tools and templates to create and implement an infection prevention program in your facility. Visit the store now and enter promo code GCNOV2012 at checkout to save.

  • 11/06/2012

    APIC election results

    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced its newly elected 2013 officers, directors, and new members of the Nominating and Awards Committee.

  • 10/31/2012

    Disinfection and Sterilization resources

    With greater attention being placed on the role of the environment in infection prevention, there is a greater focus on sterile processing and its impact on patient safety. APIC offers disinfection and sterilization resources to help you ensure that your facility is in compliance with guidelines and regulatory standards for sterile processing. Register for the Disinfection and Sterilization online course for step-by-step training and implementation methods. For an in-depth discussion on best practices and success stories by William Rutala, PhD, MPH, CIC, view the "Best" Practices for Surface Disinfection webinar on demand. Review authoritative positions to guide your practice on the topics of reprocessing surgical instruments and immediate-use steam sterilization and learn from five on-demand webinars.

  • 10/05/2012

    A patient-centered approach to preventing CAUTI explained in Prevention Strategist

    APIC has released four open access articles from the fall 2012 issue of Prevention Strategist: “Preventing CAUTI: A patient-centered approach,” “Top seven for the seven days of International Infection Prevention Week,” "The new NHSN Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Measure: What you need to know," and “A new perspective.” Access these articles and see the full table of contents for the fall issue.

  • 09/26/2012

    APIC 2013 Call for Abstracts

    Bring exposure to you and your facility and position yourself as a leader in the profession by presenting your research at APIC 2013. The official call for abstract submissions for the next annual conference is now open. Help educate your peers by sharing your knowledge. Submit your original abstract for consideration. For full details on how to submit, and key hints and tips for a successful submission, go to the APIC 2013 Annual Conference website.

  • 09/24/2012

    IIPW webinars on board certification and hand hygiene

    As part of International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) 2012, APIC and partner organizations are offering webinars to educate healthcare professionals on how they can collaborate to ensure patient safety. This year’s webinars focus on board certification (October 16) and hand hygiene efficiency and behavioral strategies (October 18). 

  • 09/11/2012

    Savings on infection prevention essentials

    Save 10% on Ready Reference for Microbes and/or The Infection Preventionist’s Guide to the Lab during the month of September. Ready Reference for Microbes, 3rd edition describes clinically important bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, and agents of bioterrorism in a condensed reference format. The Infection Preventionist's Guide to the Lab is a quick reference for the many diagnostic tests most frequently used by infection preventionists.

  • 09/11/2012

    IP Competency Model, certification, and you

    Two new videos highlight the importance of certification and the value of the IP Competency Model. Watch a short video that explains the model, and another video that details the importance of board certification.

  • 09/10/2012

    APIC election deadline October 22

    APIC elections will close on October 22. Elections are open for candidates running for office on the 2013 APIC Board of Directors and the Nominating and Awards Committee. Your participation in annual elections is very important. APIC leaders represent you and your colleagues at every board meeting, to external partners, and through the decisions they make that affect your organization and your profession. You will see from the 2013 slate of candidates that the Nominating and Awards Committee selected from a broad range of APIC member demographics – including professional experience, practice settings, new skills and expertise.

  • 08/08/2012

    New APIC e-mail alert system helps IPs stay informed on the latest public policy news

    APIC has launched a new tool to proactively inform members about current public policy actions related to infection prevention.  Now, instead of having to check back on the APIC website for the latest public policy developments, members who sign up for our Action E-List will be alerted via e-mail when new content is added to the news section of our public policy page.

  • 08/03/2012

    APIC’s IP Competency Model explained in Prevention Strategist

    APIC has released two open access articles from the summer 2012 issue of Prevention Strategist:  “Moving the profession forward: APIC’s new IP Competency Model helps infection preventionists design a plan for professional development” and “Infection prevention + antimicrobial stewardship = synergy.” Access these articles and see the full table of contents for the summer issue.

  • 08/01/2012

    APIC’s IP Competency Model webinar

    Presenters Denise Murphy, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC; Russ Olmsted, MPH, CIC; Terrie Lee, RN, MS, MPH, CIC; and Marilyn Hanchett, RN, MA, CPHQ, CIC introduce the new IP Competency Model in A Long Winding Road: Meeting Current Challenges, Preparing for Future Demands. This webinar discusses the development process and design, basis in evidence, current use, and future issues.  

  • 07/13/2012

    New online course - Continuing the Care: Infection Prevention in the Long-Term Care Setting

    New regulations in healthcare have resulted in greater emphasis on infection prevention in the long-term care (LTC) setting. APIC now provides a course with emphasis on basic infection prevention practices specific to the LTC setting, the unique challenges that long-term care facilities are faced with, and infection prevention resources specific to LTC. This course consists of six modules related to content areas specific to LTC settings, and knowledge checks throughout each module. Register today.

  • 06/26/2012

    Deadline for Partnership in Prevention Award extended to August 17

    APIC and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) are partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish the 2012 Partnership in Prevention Award. Nominations will be accepted through August 17, 2012. Learn more and submit your nomination.

  • 06/26/2012

    APIC introduces infection prevention competency model

    To meet the demands of the rapidly expanding field of infection prevention, and equip professionals for the challenges of the future, APIC introduced their first model for infection preventionist (IP) competency. The model outlines the skills needed to advance the infection prevention field and was created to help direct the IP’s professional development at all career stages. Access the white paper in AJIC and the Summer 2012 issue of Prevention Strategist for additional information.

  • 06/20/2012

    APIC 2013 call for presentations due July 30

    The Annual Conference Committee invites you to submit a presentation proposal for the APIC 2013 Annual Conference, June 8-10 in Ft. Lauderdale. All applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PST Tuesday, July 30. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review by the 2013 Annual Conference Committee. Submit your proposal today.

  • 06/11/2012

    APIC members, research, and initiatives featured in two Wall Street Journal articles

    The collaborative infection prevention efforts of Kathy Roye-Horn, RN, CIC, director of Infection Prevention, and Marita Nash, MBA, CHESP, director of Environmental Services and Linen – both of Hunterdon Medical
    Center in Flemington, NJ – were featured in the Wall Street Journal’s “Informed Patient” column on Tuesday, June 5. A separate article, also on June 5, covered new research presented at the Annual Conference, as well as highlights of the APIC Film Festival.