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AJIC editor Patricia Stone, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, has been appointed to the Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes. The Commission will assess the response to COVID-19 within nursing homes and recommend efforts to safeguard this vulnerable population of Americans.
The questionable concept of the “5 Second Rule” is one we have all grown up with. You drop a food item on the floor that you really-really wanted and as a grade-schooler you were very likely to get ready to pick it up and put it in your mouth. Meanwhile your Mom is shouting “noooooo” from across the room. In this episode, we dive into the history behind this “rule” and if it really holds up.
“The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) condemns all forms of racism. As the nation faces its worst health and economic crisis in generations, which disproportionately affects the Black community and all other communities of color, APIC joins our voice with others in speaking out against racism and the social injustices it creates.”
To improve prevention efforts for one of the most common healthcare-associated infections in the U.S., (APIC) has published an Implementation Guide on Non-Ventilator Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia (NV-HAP). Published as a supplement to AJIC, the new guide reviews current literature, infection prevention strategies, and potential tools and techniques to guide surveillance, detection, and prevention efforts for NV-HAP across the continuum of care.
We hear so much about how hand washing is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick, but is that all hype? Listen to “5 Second Rule” to get all your questions answered about the one healthy habit everyone can and should do.
APIC membership connects you with the largest network of infection preventionists and IPC education. Now APIC members also have access to exclusive savings from national and international retailers.
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has launched an effort to educate industry partners in infection prevention and control (IPC). One of the first such trainings was held in partnership with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), an APIC Strategic Partner, at its facility in Vernon Hills, Ill.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has earned the APIC® Program of Distinction designation for excellence in infection prevention and control (IPC). Learn more.
Get the most out of your training and development budget with APIC’s convenient and affordable learning bundles. We have taken our most popular products and combined them into powerful learning bundles.
Cardinal Health and Molnlycke have joined APIC in supporting International Infection Prevention Week this year, which takes place October 13-19. The theme for APIC’s annual awareness event is “Vaccines are Everybody’s Business.” Thanks for helping to make IIPW a success! Learn more about our Corporate Champions.