Cynthia Barnard, Ph.D., MBA, MSJS, 2018 recipient of the APIC Healthcare Administrator Award and vice president of quality at Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Chicago, wrote a guest column for AHA Today on the importance of leadership support for infection prevention and control programs. This initiative is part of APIC’s strategy to reach the C-suite with messages about the importance of infection preventionists and the value they provide to healthcare organizations. Read Dr. Barnard's article.
Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, CIC, FAAN, FAPIC, will retire as editor of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) effective December 31, 2019. Larson has served as editor of APIC’s peer-review journal since 1995.
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A reservoir of bacteria: sink drains next to toilets in patient rooms may harbor dangerous organisms
Sinks situated next to patient toilets in hospital rooms may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC), increasing the risk of dangerous germ transmission, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC).
The home healthcare frontier: new study explores nurses’ knowledge and attitudes toward infection control
Home healthcare workers’ beliefs about infection prevention influence whether they comply with prevention protocols more than their actual knowledge of how to comply, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).