News Releases

12/09/2019

APIC Earns Accreditation with Distinction from ANCC

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has awarded the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) with Accreditation with Distinction, the highest level of recognition awarded by ANCC’s Accreditation Program.

10/24/2019

Link Between Strong ASPs and Certification of IPs in Nursing Homes

Contact: Liz Garman, egarman@apic.org New Survey Shows Link Between Comprehensive Antibiotic Stewardship Programs and Infection Preventionist Certification           Arlington, Va., October 24, 2019 – Nearly half of all nursing homes do not have adequately trained infection prevention staff and their efforts to combat the over prescription of antibiotics are suffering as a result, according to a … Continue reading “Link Between Strong ASPs and Certification of IPs in Nursing Homes”

10/07/2019

New IIPW 2019 Infographics

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) 2019 is just around the corner (October 13-19)! This year we will focus on vaccine-preventable diseases; our tagline is: Vaccines are Everybody’s Business.   APIC’s Communications Committee has developed new infographics around this year’s theme. These two-sided fact sheets can be downloaded, printed, and used to educate your healthcare colleagues … Continue reading “New IIPW 2019 Infographics”

06/18/2019

Examining ball pits as a playground for pathogenic germs

Ball pits used in children’s physical therapy – similar to those made popular by restaurants catering to families – may contribute to germ transmission between patients, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC).

06/18/2019

The pressure to prescribe: Antibiotic stewardship in the outpatient setting

Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribed antibiotics to 40 percent of patients in a major Veterans Affairs healthcare system, a higher figure than in previous studies examining outpatient antibiotic use, according to a new study appearing in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). 

06/14/2019

#APIC2019 Daily News at Conference

Weren’t able to pick up a copy of the APIC Daily News? We’ve got you covered! Access a digital copy of each issue down below: Highlights Issue 06/11/19 | Tuesday 06/12/19 | Wednesday 06/13/19 | Thursday 06/14/19 | Friday

06/14/2019

#APIC2019 APIC honors its 2019 Heroes of Infection Prevention

Six individuals and teams chosen for Heroes of Infection Prevention award Philadelphia, June 14, 2019–The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced the recipients of the Heroes of Infection Prevention Award, which honors infection preventionists who have successfully helped to reduce infection, raise awareness, and improve the health and well-being of patients, healthcare workers, and … Continue reading “#APIC2019 APIC honors its 2019 Heroes of Infection Prevention”