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 below and see the full table of contents for the summer issue.  

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Moving the profession forward open access
APIC’s new IP Competency Model helps infection preventionists design a plan for professional development.
By Marilyn Hanchett

Infection prevention + antimicrobial stewardship = synergy open access
Infection preventionists have a role in accelerating progress toward preventing the emergence and cross-transmission of MDROs. 
By Julia Moody

Your role in stopping inappropriate antimicrobial use
By Michelle Farber, 2012 APIC President

Get certified – it matters!
By Katrina Crist, APIC CEO

CBIC: Certification – the validation of competence
By Barbara Russell, CBIC 2012 President

Global Insight: Inspiring excellence
An Infection Prevention and Control department in Saudi Arabia serves as a global model for infection prevention excellence.  
Q&A with Dr. Hanan Balkhy

An unseen virus in unfamiliar territory
A psychiatric hospital tackled the challenges of a norovirus outbreak through collaboration. 
By Kate Pruiett and Beth Jelesky 

Implementation Science: Improving outcomes
Inter-departmental collaboration and a fundamental process change cut hospital readmissions by 37 percent.
By Carol Latter

Chapter Spotlight: APIC Chicago
A first-of-its-kind collaboration between APIC and APIC Chicago leads to a sell-out conference and strengthened relationships.
By Kris Carey Prevatte 

Building Bridges: Clean Spaces, Healthy Patients
Leaders in infection prevention and environmental services work together to improve patient outcomes.
By Kathryn Hitchcock

Champions of Infection Prevention: Leading by example
A physician administrator’s hands-on approach helps a California hospital push HAI rates to zero. 
By Carol Latter

Capitol Comments: Be a Voice for Infection Prevention
By Lisa Tomlinson and Nancy Hailpern

My Defining Moment: Find your passion and defining moments will come
Infection preventionists describe a memorable moment that clarified their purpose in their chosen field. 
By Ann Marie Pettis 

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