APIC Announcements

  • 09/30/2013

    APIC announces Competency Advancement Assistance program recipients

    More than 50 APIC members have been selected as recipients of the 2013 Competency Advancement Assistance (CAA) program. The CAA program awards grants to cover costs associated with obtaining the Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC®) credential. APIC thanks its Strategic Partners for their generous and unrestricted support for this program.

    Certification shows a commitment to best practices in infection prevention and control and improved patient care. We salute our CAA recipients and wish them the best of luck on their journey to certification!

  • 09/16/2013

    IIPW webinar on October 22 to feature global hand hygiene expert

    APIC will celebrate International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), with a special webinar on October 22 featuring international hand hygiene expert, Professor Didier Pittet, MD, MS. Professor Pittet will present on the World Health Organization's First Global Patient Safety Challenge, Clean Care is Safer Care. Register today for this free webinar. 

  • 08/28/2013

    Gear Up for International Infection Prevention Week 2013

    International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 20-26, is fast approaching. Are you prepared? Spread the word about infection prevention with IIPW logo merchandise.

  • 07/22/2013

    APIC 2013 Annual Conference video highlights

    Couldn’t attend the APIC 2013 Annual Conference? Attended and want to relive the experience? Watch the 40th anniversary opening plenary session in its entirety or just your favorite sections on the APIC 2013 video page

  • 07/15/2013

    New resource: Infection prevention in ambulatory care during disasters

    Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Care Centers during Disasters, is now available as a free online download. Created and revised by the APIC Emergency Preparedness Committee, this document provides infection prevention recommendations and resources for the development of an emergency management plan that includes operational expansion in the event of patient surges. 

  • 06/25/2013

    Deadline extended: HHS-APIC-SHEA 2013 Partnership in Prevention Award

    Deadline extended until July 15: Partnership in Prevention Award. Do you know a team of prevention leaders in the U.S. acute care community who have achieved wide-scale reductions and progress toward the elimination of targeted healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)? The 2013 Partnership in Prevention Award will highlight the work of a hospital that achieved sustainable improvements based on the concepts of the “National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination.” The award winner will be announced during International Infection Prevention Week (October 20-26, 2013). Application deadline: July 15, 2013.

  • 06/07/2013

    Safe Injection Practices get star attention in healthcare settings

    CDC’s One & Only Campaign is winner of 2013 APIC Film Festival 

    A video depicting an animated man’s harrowing experience with the healthcare system, including an avoidable unsafe injection, is the grand prize winner of the third annual Film Festival at the 40th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The video was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) as part of their One & Only Campaign to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices.

  • 06/05/2013

    APIC honors its infection prevention heroes

    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced 12 recipients of the Heroes of Infection Prevention Award, which honors infection preventionists who have successfully reduced infection, raised awareness, and improved the health and well-being of patients, healthcare workers, and the public.

  • 06/05/2013

    Elaine Larson receives Distinguished Scientist Award from APIC

    Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, CIC, of New York, N.Y., was named the first recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). 

  • 06/05/2013

    Michigan health professional receives award for outstanding service, dedication to infection prevention profession

    Candace Friedman, BS, MT (ASCP), MPH, CIC of Ann Arbor, Mich., will be named the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Carole DeMille Achievement Award by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). 

  • 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.