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07/02/2019

Certification: The Defining Difference

APIC has launched its Certification: The Defining Difference campaign. This state-based legislative effort encourages new infection preventionists (IPs) to become certified in infection control. APIC showed a new video at #APIC2019 explaining the importance behind certification. Learn more

04/25/2019

AN IP’s Guide to Twitter

Want to brush up on your social media skills? Well now’s your chance! APIC’s Communications Committee Chair, Angela Vassallo provides a Twitter 101 and outlines the top ways social media can benefit IPs in this 2015 Prevention Strategist article.

03/05/2019

New IP recruitment video: Infection Preventionists Save Lives

APIC recently introduced a new recruitment video that can be used by anyone to introduce students, interns, staff, and administrators to the infection preventionist role.

We encourage you to share this in your organization and community and to let us know how you are using it to raise awareness about the role of the IP.

The video is available on our YouTube channel and also by clicking the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rPk9XhA700

A special thanks to the University of Maryland Medical Center IPC team for their invaluable assistance in the production and filming of this video!

03/04/2019

Hoffmann takes the helm at APIC

Karen Hoffmann, RN, MS, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC, an infection preventionist (IP) with three decades of experience in the field will serve as the 2019 president of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Hoffmann discussed some of the current issues and challenges facing IPs in the following interview with Hospital Infection Control & Prevention

02/08/2019

Hospital leadership is vital for IPC

Cynthia Barnard, PhD, 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

02/08/2019

Hospital leadership is vital for IPC

Cynthia Barnard, PhD, 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

01/08/2019

Upcoming Spring IPC Education

APIC’s EPI® Intensive training course covers fundamental IPC practices for healthcare professionals. Learn evidence-based best practices to develop an effective IPC program at your facility. Specialized training is available through APIC’s ASC Intensive for those who work in an ambulatory surgery care practice setting.

12/31/2018

Happy New Year and thank you to APIC members!

During this season of gratitude, we wanted to take a moment to thank APIC members for their dedication and commitment to preventing infections and making healthcare safer. Read a letter from APIC 2018 President Janet Haas and APIC CEO Katrina Crist with highlights of 2018 and a preview of 2019.