The EPI® and ASC Intensive programs teach you what you need to know about infection prevention for your practice setting. Class size is limited to encourage interactive learning, group discussions...
The APIC® Program of Distinction confers a designation of excellence to acute care facilities and health systems for infection prevention and control programs that meet a set of high-level standards.
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Younger patients constitute half of hospital-acquired pneumonia cases, most of which originate outside of the ICU, study finds
Hospital-acquired pneumonia has long been associated with the elderly and intensive care units (ICU). But according to a new multicenter nationwide study, nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia (NV-HAP) occurs across all units in all types and sizes of U.S. hospitals, putting every patient—the young included—at higher risk for developing the infection.
Each year, 150,000 U.S. nursing home residents will receive a urinary catheter—half of whom will develop a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). While 70 percent of facilities report having an infection preventionist (IP) on staff, many nursing home IPs often have limited time to advance their training on infection control.