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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.
You might have heard recently in the news about a polio-like illness that is cropping up across the United States. This illness is called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). To date, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been 219 reports of possible cases with 80 cases of AFM confirmed.
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 is in the process of promoting this legislation in state legislatures. Learn more.
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:
A special thanks to the University of Maryland Medical Center IPC team for their invaluable assistance in the production and filming of this video!
APIC’s Annual Business Meeting is being held on Thursday, November 1 at 5 PM (ET). We’ve moved this meeting to a virtual format to allow more APIC members to participate. All APIC members are eligible to participate in the business meeting. Questions regarding the meeting should be directed to Barbara Long, senior director for governance and executive affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register now and access the meeting materials.
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International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) is finally here! Are you ready to celebrate all the hard work you have put in this year?The 2018 IIPW theme is Protecting Patients Everywhere, and APIC has planned activities to celebrate this important public awareness initiative. Follow APIC on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date content.
APIC CEO Katrina Crist, MBA, CAE, and SHEA CEO Eve Humphreys, MBA, CAE, jointly authored a series of Op-Eds to raise awareness of the need for institutional support from hospital leadership for infection prevention and control and antimicrobial stewardship programs.
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has named Cindy Barnard, PhD, MBA, MSJS, vice president of quality for Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago, Illinois, the recipient of the Healthcare Administrator Award. The award, which will be presented at APIC’s 45th Annual Conference, June 13-15, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, recognizes the pivotal role that healthcare leaders play in establishing an organizational culture that enables and supports infection prevention and control (IPC) efforts.
Connie Steed, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, corporate director, Infection Prevention Department, Greenville Health System, will receive the 2018 President’s Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The award, which will be presented at APIC’s 45th Annual Conference, June 13-15, in Minneapolis, Minnesota is given to an individual who has made major contributions to the profession of infection prevention and control (IPC) through service within APIC.